Wednesday, August 3, 2011

1962 Achilles

(Click for full photo)

1962 Achilles I found this South African made Achilles bicycle in a local shop. What a find! It has a licence disk mounted on the handlebars (not visible in this picture) which dates from 1962. Bicycle licences were law in SA until around 15 years ago. It is in great condition with the varnish/painted badges and logos all in great condition. The head and tail lamps both work from a dynamo although the tail-lamp~s bulb has fused. I suspect that the rear hub is not original since it has a 73 date code. Otherwise all original. I do not ride this bicycle or take it out-doors in case of theft. It~s just too valuable to me!