Found this on the 'net:
A. Most of the English biked from the '60s were made by the Raleigh factory
of Nottingham, the same way most American bikes of the '60 were made by
Schwinn or Huffy (even if they were sold under another brand name like
Robin Hood or Sears, respectively). If the bike has a triple square
bead running down the center and sides of the fenders (properly called
mudguards); if the edges of the fenders are crimped all the way around;
and if it has a bump or nose on the front fender with a chrome cap, then
it was made by Raleigh. Raleigh usually stamped a serial number under
the seat on the seat lug.
Off like a flock of turtles,
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Q. johnpaul wrote:
> While driving past St. Louis Bertrand church in Old Louisville yesterday
> I found what looked like an old, stolen and abandoned bike lying on the
> sidewalk. I brought the orphan home with me, but can't seem to find any
> information about it's maker and thought maybe someone here could give
> me a clue.
> It is a Roddy. Solid black in color, english commuter style, enclosed
> chain, single speed, coaster brake, probably from the 60s. It was a
> plain, but beautiful bike, in it's day and might ride again, someday,
> with a lot of work.
> Ever heard of a Roddy?