[CR]Dunlop Rims

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Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:27:21 +0000
From: "Mike At Onza" <m.poyzer@onza.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Dunlop Rims

My name is Mike Poyzer from Nottingham England. I am a new member of CR but have been in the Bicycle Industry snce joining Raleigh as an Apprentice in 1964. I have been involved in most aspects of the trade since then and currently own several Trade Marks and design and develop bicycles and parts which we distribute worldwide. During my time in the Trade I have picked up and collected many old bikes and parts some of which I am now disposing of.. I have a question on Dunlop rims of which I can find little info on the Internet. I have an alloy 26 x 1-1/4" rim which I am trying to date. As well as manufacturer details it has the letters K and R stamped on it which I assume are date code. Does anyone have any date code info on these rims. My guess is it was made in the 40's or 50's but I am not sure. I know they had ceased making alloy rims when I first worked at Raleigh and soon after that ceased making steel rims, because they off loaded the machinery on to Raleigh. Any info. would be appreciated.
Thanks
Mike Poyzer