Maybe some of you can help with my restoration project? I found this bicycle, and am having trouble identifying the maker.
I cant seem to match the lugs anywhere nor the serial number. Its stamped on the dropout "CS5566". Additionally there is a "101" and a couple "W"'s
The crankset and the cogs are Williams and I think original (cotter pins are so hard to remove) and stamped "AY" which I understand to make them from 1958.
It came with Weinmann Center-pull brakes, which I'm not sure are original.
The wheels included a 1972 three speed sturmey archer hub , but I doubt it is original considering the braze-ons on the frame.
I'm in the process of cleaning and removing all the paint ( It had as many 6 coats of paint on it!!) It is possible the original paint job may have been blue and green? but its VERY hard to tell.
oh and bluemels mudguards