Re: [CR]info needed on dunelt


Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 17:43:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: John Barry <usazorro@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]info needed on dunelt
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <cd7.116519f8.33959ad7@aol.com>


Robbie,

Dunelts were made in Sheffield, England - at least until some time after Raleigh acquired them. I'm certain that Hilary, or one of our other British experts can weigh in on when production might have moved to Nottingham, and when it ultimately ceased.

What you've described is the Dunelt logo. It does indeed look elegant, but alas, many of their bikes were quite heavy - despite their being called lightweights. They aren't poorly made, but except for a few "special" bicycles, they aren't very noteworthy.

For a couple years, I owned a "Racer" model. It was a 10 speed from the mid 60's. It was functional, but a gaspipe. That model was rather uncommon, but the bike was not special enough for me to keep it when a reasonable trade was offered.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/usazorro/album?.dir=/6a5fscd

Regards,

John Barry
Mechanicsburg, PA, USA


--- Rnitro1969@aol.com wrote:


> greetings

\r?\n>

\r?\n> i picked a dunelt 3 speed

\r?\n> bike from matt at the garage

\r?\n> sale. it has some decals

\r?\n> that im curious about.

\r?\n> great looking caqndy red and

\r?\n> great deacls.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> english guys??

\r?\n>

\r?\n> the top tube has one

\r?\n> that says.

\r?\n> ride a wheel on sheffield steel.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> is it sheffield england..sheffield tubing?

\r?\n>

\r?\n>

\r?\n> and seat tube has one that says.

\r?\n> guarnteed genuine english lightweight.

\r?\n> that surronds a coat of arms.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> are these just dunelt decals.

\r?\n> or were they on other english bikes.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> thanks

\r?\n> robbie fellows

\r?\n> lakewood,ca.

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