HELP PLEASE ??
Hello my name is Delia Chapman. I'm a antique and vintage bicycle collector from Belfast Northern Ireland.
I recently purchased this Victoria Standard model ladies bicycle
Frame number U 11015.
She's in a bit of a rough state unfortunately and I'm currently working to restore her but wish to keep the paint as original as possible to save the transfers.
The mudguards no longer have any paint so will be power coated and the frame is going to be clear coated to protect it for future years to come.
I'm personally not a fan of full restorations I prefer to keep them as original as possible. I'm only begrudgingly painting the mudguards.
She even still has her original Edinburgh pneumatic tyre company tyres!
I was wondering if you could help in dating the machine as I can't find a reference for frame numbers I think she's 1920s but you may be able to help ascertain her true age.
She is fitted with a back pedal coaster brake and a rod roller front brake.
I have enclosed images of her for you to view.
Thank you for any help you can give. I'm very appreciative of your time. Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org and Robin will forward on to me.