1914 Golden Sunbeam 28″ Gentleman’s Bicycle (3-Speed Hub Gear)

1914 Golden Sunbeam 28″ Gentleman’s Bicycle with Three Speeds (Hub Gear)

1914Sunbeam

I purchased this large-framed Sunbeam from Christine. Her husband had been secretary of the local Rolls Royce Club until he passed away in 1999, and this bike, being his regular mount, was the only one of his vintage bicycles that she had retained.

1914Sunbeam2

The three-speed rear hub can be seen below. Although not named in the catalogue, I believe they were manufactured by BSA.

1914Sunbeam7

The gear trigger for the three speed is a unique design. Compare it with the illustration in the catalogue.

1914Sunbeam5

1914Sunbeam4

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sunbeam3speed1

 

sunbeam3speed

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1914Sunbeam8

 

1914Sunbeam3

1914Sunbeam6

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2sb

 

3sb

 

4sb

 

5sb

 

6sb

 

7sb

 

 

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1914Sunbeam1 copy

 


Published on August 14, 2008 at 9:30 am  Leave a Comment  

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