Classic & Vintage - cool old hercules I saw today
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09-30-11, 05:23 PM
Any thoughts as to age? 1920s?
09-30-11, 05:26 PM
the pedals look like the ones on my early 60's lenton sports.
I can't help with the age, but that head tube angle is amazing. It's sooooooo laid back.
09-30-11, 05:38 PM
Hmmmmmm? This one's Birmingham made also, same lugs but no brazed pump pegs. I doubt the wood rims are correct.
09-30-11, 05:40 PM
hmmm, I didn't check the bottom bracket. The story I got is that the bike shop owner bought this "off a truck" some years ago for ~$50.
09-30-11, 05:48 PM
oh christ that's gorgeous.
did the guy put it up for sale or something and how much? or is it just his personal steed you caught him with?
09-30-11, 05:52 PM
I have a couple of Hercs, late 30's with the same lugs and frame geometry. That one looks much nicer!
09-30-11, 05:53 PM
ftwelder, how did you date them?
09-30-11, 06:07 PM
Not for sale. Believe me, I asked.
09-30-11, 07:08 PM
Cool bike. I've never seen a seatpost like that before.
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