1932 Sunbeam Gents 22″ Road Racer ‘Sporting Sunbeam’

1932 Sunbeam Gents R. R. ‘Sporting Sunbeam’

22 inch Frame

Frame Number 165257

UPDATE: This lovely old Sunbeam is now sold, and on its way to Japan. The new owner Yasuhiro san has promised to send me some pictures of it in typical Japanese surroundings, which I’ll add to this page.

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Do not dissipate your energy in pushing

a cheap bicycle along the country roads.

Ride a Sunbeam and enjoy the scenery

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This beautiful Sunbeam is in remarkable condition for a 77-year-old. The original paintwork still displays its transfers and the celluloid rear mudguard sports the Sunbeam logo and name. It’s a museum piece …though also perfectly usable.

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To see more of the 1934 Sunbeam catalogue PLEASE CLICK HERE

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The ‘R.R. Sporting Sunbeam’ made its debut in 1928, as you can see in the catalogue entry below. In the 1928 Olympics – held in The Netherlands – Jack Middleton rode a Sunbeam Road Racer unofficially provided by the company. The Briths team came second in the team event.

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It’s fitted with 26 x 1 1/2 Raleigh Racing tyres, which are pumped up and hold air.

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And the Sporting Sunbeam sports a Brooks Competition saddle.

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Published on October 1, 2009 at 5:58 am  Leave a Comment  

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