Today’s installment of all English Week, Dave M.’s Hercules Royal Geoffrey. Very similar to yesterday’s Raleigh Sports in era, but a much more conservative interpretation. I really can’t get enough of those spoon handle shift levers!
I fix the bikes for a church thrift store(for free). The director is kind enough to give me, also for no charge any of the funky old 10 speeds that come in.Thus I have become the proud owner of a many old 10 speeds including this Hercules Royal Geoffrey. Raleigh acquired Hercules in the 1950′s or 60′s. I believe this bike was made in the Raleigh plant at Nottingham. The stem and front wheel are stamped with the Raleigh logo.It also had Raleigh innertubes. The shifters and derailleurs are Huret and the rear wheel is Sturmey-Archer.Information on Hercules production dates is hard to find.Does anyone know when this bike was made? Thanks Dave M