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    Charl Cilliers
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    Nov 2004
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    Stellenbosch, South Africa
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    Achilles, Rudge-Whitworth, BSA Aquarius, Hercules, Raleigh
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    How old is my Hercules?

    Hi

    I have recently bought and am busy restoring an old Hercules men's bicycle. Its black, sturmey-archer two-speed and has rod-brakes. The code printed on the main stem under the seat reads: LU 6909

    Greetings from sunny South Africa!

    Charl

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    Sep 2004
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    Portland, OR
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    Rudge Sports, Robin Hood 3 speed, Hercules touring, a fleet of big black lugged city bikes
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    Is there no date on the SA hub? The only two speed SA hub I can think of is an obscure automatic hub,or some pre-war hubs for sporty bikes http://www.sheldonbrown.com/sturmey-archer.html not the sort of bikes that had rod brakes. Or might it really be a 3 speed hub? What sort of shifter does it have? a thumb shifter or top tube mounted shifter? Any pics you could post?

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