Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Bikes: Achilles, Rudge-Whitworth, BSA Aquarius, Hercules, Raleigh
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Just wanted to know if anyone had ever heard of an Achilles bicycle?
I have one in great condition (not for sale) with a licence disk (we used to have these in South Africa) dating from 1962. It is a black men's bicycle, 3 speed Sturmey archer with thumb shifter, rod brakes and a dynamo-driven (painted black) headlamp and tail-light. The painted headbadge states that it was made in South Africa. The rear hub is unfortunately not original since the code is AW 73.
If you search "Achilles bicycle/s" in google you get zero hits!
So, was just wanting to know if anyone had heard of the make.... I will post pictures in due course.
I'm heading off into the rural arid west coast at the end of the week (I'm a botany student) and will be keeping my eyes peeled for more old bicycles... who knows? Maybe I'll find another Achilles? :-)