Humber Sports 3-speed with tubular front fork.


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Rambler

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 1, 2011
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I came across this English bicycle at an antique shop. Humber Sports bike with interesting tubular duplex front fork. Dyno generator front hub and Sturmey Archer 3-speed rear hub.

Anyone know what years it was produced? I'm guessing 1950's but I suspect someone else here is more knowledgeable than I regarding Humber history.

Only sites I could find with Humber info didn't really tell me what year this bike may have been built:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humber_Cycles
https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Humber:_Cycles

Also any idea of value/past sales for comparison? I'm wondering if there is any market interest for this type of bike or if better left at the antique shop. Thanks.

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bikemonkey

I live for the CABE
Jun 25, 2016
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Should be a date code on the rear hub - if OG it will get you close to the catalog year.

Bike looks beat overall but there are some things left of value...I have never seen a fork like that so who knows as far as value?
 
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SirMike1983

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 27, 2008
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That's the old-type Humber Duplex model fork - correct for an older Humber. As the above post notes, check the rear hub for a date code. The front hub as a dynohub should also have a date code. Standard 21 inch men's frame size. Looks like a quite complete project - even the tail lamp is there still. Offhand, looks early post-war to me - late 1940s to mid 1950s.
 
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