Townsend Postman's Bike from the late 1980's.One of the last models with Rod Brakes.Magnificent condition. Quite possibly the best example in existence.Looks to have served a few years light service then retired.Royal
Mail changed their Bike Specs to Cable Brakes in 1989 so it's likely
that all the Rod Brake Cycles were taken out of service shortly
afterwards.Seems to have been stored since then.The Frame has minor wear marks & the original paintwork has dulled down in places.The Chromwework is superb.The only oxidisation has been with the Black Paint on the Rack...although the original leather straps are in fine fettle.Completely original down to the the nuts & bolts & Deli 26" x 1.5" Whitewall Tyres.I have thoroughly cleaned the whole Bike then had it professionally Set-Up.Beautifully smooth & quiet ride...apart from the odd squeak from the saddle spings :)Brakes have plenty of bite.Specs are....Royal Mail Livery - White LogoRod BrakesSingle Speed26" WheelsEarly Style Flat Front RackIscaselle SaddleWidek Crown BellUnion Block PedalsPlastic Mudguards - Reflector to Rear + Spray Flap to FrontDeli 26' x 1.5" Whitewall TyresCircular Chainguard£200 of Period & Repro Accessories have been added...NOS Pletscher KickstandNOS Talmu 602 Amber Wheel ReflectorsNOS Original Spec Union Block Pedals (originals included) NOS Ever Ready Rear LightMatching Ever Ready Front LightRepro Chrome Pump & Peg FixingsRepro Saddle BagRed Plastic Valve CapsRoyal Mail Postmans Carry Bag (late version)Weldtite 75yr Edition Puncture Kit & Dog Bone Spanner Also included...NOS 80's White Plastic Pump & mint 80's White Talmu Wheel Reflectors...shown on last picModern LED Lights pictured are Not included in the saleUnique example...you will never see another unrestored Royal Mail Bike in this condition.Please view picture album set here...https://www.flickr.com/photos/68386265@N07/albums/72157700752764435/with/43816489244/ (go full screen & zoom for greater detail)Cash/Bank Transfer on collection from HA8 8BS postcode.I can only accept Paypal for items that are posted or shipped.Any questions or for viewing you can call/text me on 07973 304527.
about 1 month ago