ALL Henry Sturmey was also editor of a cycling magazine and so ,from the beginning, Sturmey-Archer always saw the benefit of advertising. Many of the advertisements are no longer politically correct but reflect thinking at that time.
These have been done and the bike is now now back to its normal good working Lovely bike, hardly used as new. Complete with basket.
Sturmey-Archer was one of two major manufacturers of internal-gear hubs in the early and mid 20th century. Shimano has made internal-gear hubs since The Sturmey-Archer AW 3-speed hub, by far the most popular one, was durable and, easy to maintain and rebuild.
Raleigh produced specific models for Canada. I believe the white paint on the steering tube is common to these models as well as the name and decals. Blog reader, Richard, has sent a photo of his restored Armstrong 3 speed. I am accustomed to the raleigh, supercycle, ccm crusier bikes… this was a different beast.
The bicycle industry, centered in the enormous Raleigh factory in Nottingham, was one of the most important in the country. The workers who built these bicycles rode the same kind of bicycles to work. My Superbe Roadster.
I miraculously came across one for sale up in Brainerd MN. Needless to say it was a package deal and the Raleigh 3 Speed Sports came with it. Originally, I was just going to sell it as is but after further inspection I found the sturmey archer 3 speed hub very interesting.
Antique Raleigh Bikes. So the ad got my attention, and I called the guy who listed it. The bike turned out to be a classic black Raleigh 3-speed model from about called the Sports.
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