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Lot 640: 1950 Cyclaid & Raleigh Cycle

Collectors' Motor Cars, Bonhams (10 September 2005)

Manufactured by British Salmson at Raynes Park, London, the Cyclaid was one of the many attachments available for bicycles during the 1940s and 1950s, but differed from other designs that sat over the rear wheel by driving it via a V-belt rather than a friction roller. Produced from 1950 to 1955, the Cyclaid engine was a 31cc two-stroke equipped with Amal carburettor and Wipac flywheel magneto ignition. This Cyclaid is mounted on a 24”-frame Raleigh cycle dating from 1937. The vendor purchased the machine, complete, from the original owner’s sister in Exeter around 12 years ago. The lady’s brother bought the Cyclaid new in 1950, and after his death in 1956 the machine was stored in a bedroom, from whence the vendor retrieved it. It has not been touched since, and indeed, has not run since 1956. Its last tax disc is still attached. Completely original and unrestored, this charming ‘time warp’ cyclemotor is offered with Swansea V5 registration document.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motor Cars
Bonhams, Beaulieu Autojumble, National Motor Museum, Hampshire
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number640
Estimate£500-£800
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£800
Hammer Price (inc premium)£920
Year1950
Condition rating
Registration numberLFJ 215
Mileage-
Chassis number
Engine number535
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors