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Vintage 1932 SELBACH cycle Sturmey Archer perry williams blumels dunlop terry
Vintage-1932-SELBACH-cycle-Sturmey-Archer-perry-williams-blumels-dunlop-terry
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Used
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29 Jun, 2014 20:14:00 BST
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£205.00
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Item location:
lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

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231265421365
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Last updated on  23 Jun, 2014 05:40:02 BST  View all revisions

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Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
 

SELBACH 1932

This is a very rare machine. It is 82 years old. It was 12 years old when D-Day took place!  I rescued this bike from Manchester and it even then it was clear that the bike was rare and 90% original.

Maurice Selbach was a well known cyclist who had a business in London in the 1930s ( I would recommend  the reader to ‘google’ Maurice Selbach to find out more about him).  Unfortunately he was killed when riding his bike to work. His gravestone is on show at The  National  Cycle  Museum.

The frame of the bike is nickel -plated but the paint was a poor condition. I therefore decided to have a re-spray in a near colour to the original ‘golden wyld’ by a nearby renowned frame builder  (daveyatescycles.co.uk) He used the frame for before and after photos of his good work.  He was able to save the headset transfer and to source an accurate seat tube transfer.

The wheels of the bike are Dunlop 26 ¼ and could be bought with black enamel finish. This paint was removed and repainted. The tyres (long gone) were Dunlop translucent and had to be replaced with a modern equivalent.

All is as original and works well. I have ridden this bike but I do not cycle now. I am 5ft. 8in. tall

The bike does not come with a bell or the seat bag for tools. The toeclips in the photo have been replaced with wire ones from the period but there are no straps. I do not have a picture. The grips are a modern reproduction and are fitted to the celluloid covered bars. The black  Baileys Super Pump is made of brass and works well.

This is a very expensive machine. The price reflects the purchase price, the re-spray, the rarity value and countless hours of time spent. The bike can be collected or taken apart, bubble-wrapped, boxed and sent by courier for £30 (£40 Scottish highlands)

 

This is a UK sale only. The auction will run to the end and there is no Buy-it Now.

Questions and answers about this item

Q: Do you know what SA rear hub it has? Ta.
A: All I know is that it is a SA three speed with a hub brake. I believe the brake is a perry. The whole thing is 1932. All work perfectly but I have not stripped down - just washed out and re-oiled.
27 Jun, 2014




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