1929 All-Black Royal Sunbeam for Gentlemen
2 Speed Epicyclic Gears
Brooks Leather Saddle
Frame No 156723
Sunbeam bicycles have never gone out of fashion. They were built to the highest standard and they are an absolute pleasure to ride. When they were new, they were expensive, sought-after machines. Nothing’s changed. They are still the best.
This particular machine is a real survivor, cosmetically original, and retaining its transfers (decals) on the headstock and chaincase, as well as the ‘Royal Sunbeam’ lettering on the down tube. With the exception of the tyres and saddle – which is nevertheless a correct period style 3 coil – the bike is totally original. I’ve taken it for a spin – despite its 87 years of age, it rides as well as when it was new. That’s why Sunbeams are still expensive bikes …or, as Sunbeams own advert states:
‘Quality is the true test of cheapness.’