1938 Sunbeam Royal Tandem ‘Model U’

1938 Sunbeam ‘Model U’ Tandem

This is a rare tandem. According to the ‘Sunbeam bible’ – the book Sunbeam Cycles (Pinkerton Press) – the Double Gents tandem was introduced for the 1936 season, with a Lady-back version  offered in addition the following year for 10/- extra. It was named the ‘Model U’ in 1938. By 1940, with the outbreak of war, the model was discontinued.

This one had derailleur gears, which I removed as I dislike them. It’s now single speed.

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The tandem is in excellent all round working order. I have lights for it, but I’ve not got round to fitting them yet.

 


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1937 SUNBEAM CATALOGUE

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Published on October 28, 2010 at 1:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

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