Re: [CR] Humber frame with 4 barrelled fork

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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2010 10:55:43 -0400
From: Marcus Coles <marcoles@ody.ca>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Humber frame with 4 barrelled fork


On 07/04/10 08:01 AM, Anthony Taylor wrote:
> These were standard Humber front forks. Humber was just one of the post war mass manufacturers. My memory of these is from the late '40s 'til the '50s.
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> Tony Taylor
> Manchester, NH
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> Humber bicycles were founded in 1868, were taken over by Raleigh in 1932, the original parent was the same as the car manufacturer. I think the distinctive Humber twin tube fork was maintained to differentiate the brands. I'm not sure of the time span of the twin tube fork or when the Humber name was retired by Raleigh.

Marcus Coles
London, Ontario, Canada.