Well it would be hard to match
Leaver Gough Nuttall
for the name of a cycle manufacturer.
Great Britain (where else) and they made some nice touring machines, pre-war.
Another headscratcher especially during the darkest days of the Cold War was Britain's "Comrade" Cycle Co. Did Gary Burgess ride a Comrade when at Oxford? Or perchance a Dawes "Courier".
Name of a cycle:
Sublime: Super Python (Carlton) Vox Populi (Phillips) Moth Magnificent (Armstrong) Pathfinder (Rudge-Whitworth) Clubman (Raleigh)
Ridiculous: Savernake (Hobbs) Wanderlustre (Dawes) Classique Amalgam (Dayton)
Peter Kohler Washington DC USA (in the 50s tomorrow and a glorious day on my Clubman beckons..)