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CitroJim wrote:That cyclemaster is lovely Neil :-D 8-) Thanks for posting up that, brought back a few memories...

That's a chunky old pushbike it's in.. I believe it was a frame especially designed for the job although any reasonably meaty frame would accommodate the Cyclemaster....
...bit more info on the picture Jim its a 1953 Mercury Cyclemaster
1953 Mercury Cyclemaster
This Cyclemaster was very well restored by its previous owner.
It’s a rare model, fitted with Webb front forks.
Mercury Cycle Co is an interesting company: they were owned by the British government and established to export bicycles after WW2. They did not supply bicycles direct to the public, but manufactured frames for the Cyclemaster company.
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... you may find the full discussion and lots of close-up pictures of interest Jim

The link is here

It really is everything you ever wanted to know about the cyclemaster including an original operational manual :-D

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:... you may find the full discussion and lots of close-up pictures of interest Jim
You bet Neil :-D :-D =D>

That's fantastic... I have some happy reading to do now 8-)

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CitroJim wrote:That cyclemaster is lovely Neil :-D 8-) Thanks for posting up that, brought back a few memories...

That's a chunky old pushbike it's in.. I believe it was a frame especially designed for the job although any reasonably meaty frame would accommodate the Cyclemaster...

There was another class of pushbike 'helpers' around at the same time, small engines that sat above the front wheel and drove it through a friction roller...

Tyre wear was horrendous!!!

The Cyclemaster and Winged Wheel were vastly superior and in a different league completely..

I believe the Cyclemaster had a 32cc engine...
Tyre wear? What tyre wear? 5 minutes after using one and you didn't have any tyre TO wear!

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.....meanwhile the French offered the velosoleX, 8 million sales in 70 Countries even a moped made for 2..


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Velosolex :D perhaps the most successful of the breed!

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.....they were a dab hand at making carburettors too


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I bet the Bike is faster :)

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Stickyfinger wrote:I bet the Bike is faster :)
Depends on how fit you are and how fast you can pedal!

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I'm impressed with those motors. I thought bolt on engines and motors was a fairly new idea. The Cyclemaster looks neater than all the modern ones.

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Dad says the Cyclemaster was very advanced for their day James. Having a chat with him about them last evening...

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I just noticed that it seems to have the same front suspension design as the Whyte PRST-1, way ahead of its time.

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You would see very little on a picture of the day from Northumberland today too much drizzle and fog, so heres a bit of colour.....another nice pair in my book.


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.....and if you fancy a quick game of spot the celebrity on a velosolex, whothisthen?


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Honor Blackman?