War-time or maybe pre-war ladies Royal Enfield with undated SA hub

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SirMike1983

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
On the no-date hubs: from what I have seen of them, probably right before WWII to early 1950s era. The no-date hubs I've opened all looked to be from the early years right before WWII through 1940s right after WWII. None seemed later than 1952 to me. And most seemed even a little earlier - 1940s era.
 

FICHT 150

Wore out three sets of tires already!
The sprocket on that hub is retained with a split ring, war era hub would be threaded on the driver.
Neat bike.
Keep in mind the hubs from 1940 and prior had a single digit code, ie 1940=0

Ted

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3-speeder

Wore out three sets of tires already!
I was looking at my '39 hub, AW-9, and remembered that when I cleaned it up I didn't unthread the sprocket from the driver. As you noted this one has the three tab sprocket and split-ring. I figured it was a later model than that one. I'm still thinking the bike is war era. Perhaps the 3-speed was a later upgrade? That might explain the chainguard.
 
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Upchuck79

Look Ma, No Hands!
Great pictures - this is very helpful to those of us who have old Brit bike parts collecting dust. Just the impetus I need to pull out the Sunbeam and post pictures to benefit from the CABER input. Thanks for posting the as is, updates on the progress you are making along the way most appreciated.
 

3-speeder

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Great pictures - this is very helpful to those of us who have old Brit bike parts collecting dust. Just the impetus I need to pull out the Sunbeam and post pictures to benefit from the CABER input. Thanks for posting the as is, updates on the progress you are making along the way most appreciated.
Thank you. Can't wait to see your Sunbeam. Definitely some experts on here that have helped me out. I've found that my favorite thing about these old bikes is bringing them back from abandoned wrecks and getting them on the road. I'll update this thread when I get this one rolling.
 

Upchuck79

Look Ma, No Hands!
3-speeder - pulled these parts out of a basement - CABER's have advised this is a '36 or '37 Sunbeam. Missing the guts for the rear hub - assuming this was a three speed and will have to collect missing cables, etc. Wheels and spokes look good and should clean up well. Will follow your progress with a keen eye. Do you get parts from the UK or can you find them stateside? GLWTR!
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3-speeder

Wore out three sets of tires already!
I got started on the rehab of this bike. The disassembly has gone pretty smoothly which makes me again think that this was a well stored bike, most likely inside. Two days of pictures.
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Both bb cups unscrewed easily with my pin spanner and the parts went into the degreaser. B W spindle.

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When my project manager calls for a break, I take a break

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juvela

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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thanks very much for this update! 🧑‍🔧

its always a treat to see the calibre of the older Brit headset and bottom bracket fittings vs what came subsequently...🚵‍♀️

will frame be vectoring into the soup?

inspector's portrait might be a good fit over in the feline portraiture thread at the lounge 😉 🐱


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