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(Help) Cant find the year of my hercules

Old 01-19-17, 06:12 PM
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(Help) Cant find the year of my hercules

Hi everybody! My aunt gift me this bicycle and i dont know from what year it is. Does anybody know? It an hercules but i search on the web and i couldnt find the same model. Here are some pics.
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Old 01-19-17, 06:35 PM
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The rear hub, if Sturmey-Archer, should have a date code.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
The rear hub, if Sturmey-Archer, should have a date code.
The rear hub is not the original so i dont know what to do
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It's before Raleigh bought Hercules so it's a pre-1960 Birmingham bike. Frame serial numbers are generally no help.

Got a pic of the Sturmey trigger if there is one? They can narrow down the date.

Also, on a whim, are there any codes on the back of crankarms? Williams can be dated.

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I do worry that the fork is bent. Have a good look.
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