1953 Sunbeam Wayfarer Gents Bicycle

1953 Sunbeam Wayfarer Gents Bicycle

Sunbeam is well known as the Rolls Royce of the bicycle world.

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This particular example is the bicycle equivalent of finding an old roller locked away in a garage after 30 years …a time-warp. It’s in extraordinary original condition.

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Why does an unrestored vintage vehicle in such amazing condition sets our pulses racing?

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An old bicycle has grace, beauty and character.

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A well-preserved vehicle is as glorious as a well-preserved person. How often do we say “doesn’t he (or she) look good for their age?”

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Maybe it’s the idea of cheating old father time that appeals to us?

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Perhaps it gives us hope?

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I do love pedals with names in them.

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On this bike, you motivate yourself by stepping on a sunbeam.

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The weatherproof mudguards make it a safer puddle-splasher.

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A previous owner fitted the Sturmey Archer gear change to the left rather than the right.

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I have a green Ladies model to match this Gents. You can see it on the next page.

Published on August 15, 2008 at 6:43 am  Leave a Comment  

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