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Hercules Cycles advertisement

Hercules Lapwing and Maestro Cycles
Hercules Cycles advertisment
Hercules Cycles advertisment


An advertising leaflet for Hercules Cycles. It looks like it was issued for the Cycle Show at Earls Court in 1952.

The leaflet give details of two of the bikes made by Hercules, the Lapwing a track bike (£33) and the Maestro a massed start road race bike (£34). Detailed specifications for both of the bikes are given. The road bike is complete with mudguards but I imagine in 1952 you rode out to the start, took off any unwanted accessories, raced, and then rode home again.

It has 4 pages 210 x 130mm in size. There is some wear and a very small tear to the front page, but overall it is in pretty good condition.

A very interesting piece of cycling ephemera.

This leaflet is now sold.

Price £10.00 SOLD
Postage & packing for UK £1.75.