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English bike - Help with Identification

Old 12-27-11, 03:15 PM
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English bike - Help with Identification

Hi-

I'm trying to figure out what I have here.
I found it on craigslist - the owner knew nothing about the bike (his wife apparently bought it as a prop for their restaurant - a pizza place).

It is a 3 speed, 12" wheeled tandem, the blue paint is not original and, in the light, one can read "NP" and I think it says Norman Pillinger Cycles Alcester Warks. The stokers saddle still has the Brooks badge, the captains saddle is a much softer leather but no longer has its badge (still a Brooks?).

Any help, direction, etc. appreciated.

Thanks.
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Old 12-30-11, 01:32 PM
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I've never seen a tandem with such small wheels! This thing doesn't fold up does it?

I'd probably post this over in the regular C&V forum with a title that might attract more attention like, "English 3-speed tandem: 12" wheels". I bet someone there could give you some direction. Is it a Sturmey Archer hub? They have date codes pretty clearly marked on the shell so at least you can find out when it was made.
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Thanks for the reply.
No, it does not fold.
Wheels, from rim to rim, are 12" (31.5 cm)
I just went out and cleaned off the hub, it says, "Sturmey Archer 66 3 THREE SPEED".
I'll repost in the regular forum as suggested.

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