1919 Raleigh Junior Boys 16″ Bicycle

1919 Raleigh Junior Boys 16″ Bicycle

…The FLYING GIRL

What I love most about Junior models is that they’re a miniature version of the adult frames with which we’re more familiar.

This ‘Flying Girl’ was one of a special batch that Raleigh produced for retail sales in department stores rather than their usual trade outlets.

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By 1919, the country had recovered sufficiently from WW1 to return to normal production. There was still a shortage of materials, but boys needed bicycles! As soon as the manufacturers were able to make enough full-size frames to satisfy the adult market, junior bicycles started to be made too.

As you can see by only one brake lever on the handlebars, this has a coaster (back-pedal) brake.

 

Dunlop was the leading manufacturer for junior saddles.

 

 

 

Published on November 15, 2010 at 7:29 am  Leave a Comment  

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