This is a Lenton Sports “Robin Hood” sent in by Jeff V. Lenton Sports were made by Raleigh in the 50s, and good ol’ Sheldon Brown has a article on them. I do not, however, think this variant shares any traits with them besides a name. I would guess the Robin Hood marque was entry level offering created to appeal to the younger set (that’s just an uneducated guess). Either way, this cool little bike.
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My dad and I are what one of your contributors call “bicycle recyclers”. We come across discarded or cheap 10 speeds, fix them up, and sell them in the $50-$90 range……..well I recently pulled this English Robin Hood Lenton Sports from my dad’s “junk pile” as it was very rusty, and he didn’t think it was worth salvaging. After 10+ hours of labor, it looks good enough to ride, and it is very rideable, since all moving parts have been lubed. Note the Huret derailleurs. Except for the seat, chain, kickstand, and tires, all else is original. I don’t know the age, but I would guess ’70s vintage. I’m sending two messages. This first one has 3 photos attached, and the next message has two more. I hope this merits a spot on your website. Jeff V.