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Maclean cycle
post 12/27/12, 01:59 PM
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I have recently acquired a Maclean bicycle and am trying to ascertain its age. it has a Resillion cantilever front brake and a Sturmey Archer 3-speed gear. There are two numbers stamped under the bottom bracket casing, CR 23 and 129. Any ideas as to its age? Thanks.
post 03/31/13, 07:45 PM
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Check out STurmey hub stamp there is always a month and year stamped easy to see after you wip 20yo grease off 
post 05/15/13, 07:24 PM
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Hi, I know Maclean were around in the 30's and 40's so if a Sturmey AW from 37-41, then it might not have a date on the hub, some did, some just said patent applied for and some said patent.  In the 30's most of their hubs used a single digit date code, for example a hub marked K5 was the K series (three speed hub) from 1935. I guess when they went into the 1940's they realized their flawed logic.
post 10/11/13, 10:39 AM
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Can you post a picture?

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