Despite the fact that I had just told myself “no more bikes”, this one appeared on my neighbour’s lawn yesterday with a for sale sign. I paid full price, $40.00! It had several nice parts on it that have already been harvested and installed on my 1960 Norman.
This bike even has these rare pump brackets attached which will find their way onto another bike. The hub on this one shifts well and the rims are in decent shape.
More to follow. Work has started. Bike has been disassembled and all bearings cleaned and re-packed.
There’s a small threaded lug behind the chain ring for attaching a full chain case.
There’s also a bracket on the front fork for a light.
Serial number is 51943
with an N and TE beneath
TE = Timothy Eaton?
It makes me think that this frame was originally intended for something other than a Department Store Bike….
- Below, a Raleigh Sports version of the same bike.