Lot 310: 1900 Raglan No 17 Roadster. A gentleman's bicycle with a 23?-inch black-enamelled frame with a cottered bottom bracket, 'D'-section mudguards with 28-inch Westwood style rims, other features include an inch-pitch driving chain to a fixed rear wheel, an 8-inch chain set with 7-inch cranks and rubber block pedals, 18-inch curved-flat handlebars with celluloid grips, a '1900 Leatherless' saddle, leather frame bag and tool bag, the plunger brake operating on the front wheel is nicely nickel-plated, as are the handlebars, cranks, fork caps and seat stem, the feet supports on the front forks are painted. The particular joy of this bicycle is that it comes with its original June 1900 dated receipt for £8.8.0, quoting a frame number of B4592, and is in significantly rideable condition. A photocopy of a circa 1900 Raglan catalogue comes with its purchase. (1)
Dominic Winter's Automobilia & Motoring Literature Vintage Bicycles Maritime & Railways, Toys & Models
Thursday, 12th November 2015
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