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Help me understand my British Ranger from Chicago

Hello everyone:

I'm trying to get a handle on my latest flea market find. It's a Ranger three-speed with plenty of mentions of both Chicago and England. The date code on the S-A hub is 61. Some of the decals are rubbed away, but still clearly visible are "Made in England" and "Genuine English Light Weight." I'm pretty sure the rear rack is a later addition. It has John Bull brake pads.

Anyone have any idea about the quality of this bike or who made it? I love the patina of the paint. My plan is to clean it up for commuting. Was this a good bike or a cheap import? All the Ranger material I've found on the Internet so far referenced mostly prewar balloon tire bikes. Any opinions would be appreciated.

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