Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central Maryland
Bikes: 1949 Hercules Kestrel, 1950 Norman Rapide, 1970 Schwinn Collegiate, 1972 Peugeot UE-8, 1976 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Jack Taylor Tandem, 1984 Davidson Tandem, 2010 Bilenky "BQ" 650B Constructeur Tandem, 2011 Linus Mixte
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Originally Posted by rhm
Early to mid 60's, like, say, '63 - '66.
It was made by Raleigh, so the serial number should follow the Raleigh pattern, which you can look up at The Headbadge
+1 I will admit that though I'm not usually swayed by anything that has a derailleur installed, I like the color they used on some of the Hercules of this era. Early on after the Raleigh/TI marriage, they were still building the Hercules as if they were a first tier bicycle, as opposed to later when it was clear that Hercules had been relegated to second tier status to Raleigh.
Ridding the world of derailleurs, one bicycle at a time.
46 Hercules Roadster, 49 Hercules Kestrel, 50 Norman Rapide, 51 Hercules Lion, 52 Hercules Windsor, 56 Hercules Royal Prince, 61 Fiorelli Tandem, 67 Carlton Super Race (IGH), 70 Schwinn Collegiate (IGH), 71 Hercules, 71 STF Hercules, 72 Peugeot PX-8 (IGH), 76 Raleigh Sports, 77 STF Raleigh Sports, 77 Jack Taylor Tandem, Early-80's Mike Appel SC, 84 Davidson Tandem, Late-80's Alpine, 10 Bilenky "BQ" Signature Tandem