If you have any questions about this (or any other vehicle in these BuyVintage Online Auctions). Comprehensive photos and details of the vehicles in these auctions. During WW1, all the major combatants deployed bicycles.
Its not possible to know exactly how many military cyclists there were, but its estimated that at least 100,000 British soldiers used bicycles in some capacity and at least 150,000 French and Belgians. A bicycle was an ideal means of transportation as it was comparatively lightweight it could be carried over obstructions and as well as being ridden could be loaded with equipment and pushed. It was particularly well-suited for conveying despatches, guerrilla action, patrols and reconnaissance a motorcycle was faster, but a bicycle was silent. WW1 Style Army Roadster Bicycle with Military Fittings. RECENTLY SERVICED & READY TO RIDE OR DISPLAY.
(Rifle Not Included - For Display Purposes Only). Many different manufacturers supplied bicycle for military use during the Great War. Some territorial cyclist battalions placed bulk orders with individual manufacturers; in others, cyclists supplied their own bicycles. As well as the standard military models, officers also placed individual orders with a company if they wished for extra specifications above the standard issue.
This roadster with War Office 2nd Pattern style rifle clips and Territorial fittings is an example of a typical Cyclist Battalion machine. It is seen here on coast patrol at Seaford, East Sussex. The bicycle is cosmetically unrestored.
The paintwork is faded and the maker is unknown, though it appears to have some BSA fittings. It's a style that was used during the Great War. It's fitted with BSA handlebar grips, BSA pattern pedals, frame-mounted tool bag and rear carrier rack and is ready to display, to use for WW1 commemorations, and for regular riding.
I think most ebaying vintage enthusiasts know how I operate by now. I try my best to provide a friendly professional service, with good condition vehicles. Original literature is available to download for free from the website. The item "WW1 Style Army Roadster Bicycle with Military Fittings Vintage Antique" is in sale since Monday, July 31, 2017.This item is in the category "Collectables\Transportation Collectables\Bicycle\Raleigh". The seller is "groovydubber" and is located in Brighton. This item can be shipped worldwide.