Lot 315: A circa 1898 Crypto Cycle Co., 'Alpha Bantam' GFD. With 22-inch Westwood style rims with cream pneumatic tyres fitted, 6? inch cranks with block rubber pedals, adjustable main bearings, correctly fitted forward mounted feet rests, 20 inch semi-drop handlebars with cork grips, Lucas roller bell and luggage wrap support fitted, the right-hand lever operates a stirrup brake on the rear wheel, and the correct style mudguards are box lined with well-positioned stays, also fitted is a leather Brooks saddle with a pre-1910 'OO' pierced badge on the rear, the Crypto gearing, No 8132, appears to work well. A machine that has been carefully used until recently, and almost ready for the road today. A nicely restored bicycle, having a black enamel finish with correct style decals and signage. (1)
Dominic Winter's Automobilia & Motoring Literature Vintage Bicycles Maritime & Railways, Toys & Models
Thursday, 12th November 2015
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