Hercules Bicycle Question

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Tonya Siirtola

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Aug 28, 2022, 8:14:21 PMAug 28
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Hi....wondering if anyone can give me some information on this bike.  I bought it at an auction 20+ years ago and it has been hanging in my garage every since.  Looking at selling it but don't know where to start.  The hub says B Type 4...thinking that means 1954??  The light on the front is super cool and the bag on the back has seen better days.  Any information on what I may have I would appreciate!
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Gary Aslakson

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Aug 28, 2022, 8:25:22 PMAug 28
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I believe B was the '50s and 4 is the year, so yes, 1954.  Sturmey Archer built the hubs.  
This is a pre-Raleigh Hercules, so someone who likes English bikes will enjoy it.  That said, you won't get rich.
Where are you located?  

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Hi....wondering if anyone can give me some information on this bike.  I bought it at an auction 20+ years ago and it has been hanging in my garage every since.  Looking at selling it but don't know where to start.  The hub says B Type 4...thinking that means 1954??  The light on the front is super cool and the bag on the back has seen better days.  Any information on what I may have I would appreciate!

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Tonya Siirtola

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Aug 28, 2022, 8:44:33 PMAug 28
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Thank you for the info!!  I am in Bismarck, ND.  Was told it was worth about $80...would you say that is correct?

Gary Aslakson

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Aug 28, 2022, 8:53:36 PMAug 28
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I say so.  Ask for $100 and see if you get it.  You can always go down. Those are nice bikes.  I have no idea what the market is like in Bismarck, though.  
They are not as common as Raleighs or the Raleigh Marques (Dunelt, Robin Hood), but Hercules made many of them, so they're not rare.  

Tonya Siirtola

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Aug 28, 2022, 9:02:28 PMAug 28
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Great!  Again, thank you for the info!  I tried to do some research but couldn't find much.  I could never find one with the bag on the back and cool little light on the front.  It needs some work but hopefully someone will appreciate it.


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