Classic & Vintage - need er help!!!
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02-21-11, 12:25 PM
hi everyone i need er help identifying this bike,1954-57 english made Regal special ,did't found a thing about this bike,i'll send more pics later.
frame A&p tubing bonderized regd. for rust resistance
fork a&p b31
T.D.Cross and son head set ,bb (tac #4 axle)
shuresta kick stand
fibrax269 be pads
wheels: front-bayliss wiley(oil port ) hub to dunlop 26rims
back -3speed SA aw 1954 hub to dunlop rim
Lucas dynamo& front light
wrihts saddle ,
all parts ,every tiny bolt marked "made in ingland" and all parts are original
02-21-11, 12:36 PM
Looks like a typical, good quality Sports, likely made in Birmingham by BSA or Hercules and rebranded as a Regal. Accles & Pollack, TDC, Perry, Brampton are all fine components...the pic is a little small but is that a 5 pin crankset with a detachable ring? If so the ring looks like a Williams. The rack looks like dutch aftermarket.
Very nice bike...tune it up and ride it.
02-21-11, 02:10 PM
thanks,about crank - chainring attached to the arm and marked brampton around the hole for a spindle , rack and seat cover came of 62 dead schwinn , sorry can't put no pics its complicated on this site,but I'm trying .
02-21-11, 09:24 PM
i think,just think its one of those bikes from 57 when Raleigh bought BCA but did't take over completely so they temporary rebranded it? I'm researching this brend for a month goin crazy.
02-21-11, 10:11 PM
Maybe but Raleigh was always quick to assimilate takeovers and I can't see one common element found on Raleighs other than Dunlop rims. Does it have the Made in England script on the top tube?
Your bike likely predates the '57 takeover and to me, is far more interesting because of it.
02-21-11, 11:31 PM
someone just responded to me with a message that says Raleigh bought out so many of its competitors, mostly in the 1950's and 1960's, that, at one time or another, Raleigh has made many of these brand names even though many of those brands at other times were made by other companies. Since Raleigh, at times, would manufacture bikes under a custom brand name of your choice for an order of only 100 bikes,but like u said this bike has different setup so i think BSA did the same thing,if u getting over a 100 bikes u can customize the name,or more likely they had a Regal motorcycle brand and it has somethin to do with it?
02-21-11, 11:37 PM
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