1992 Strutt Worksong Mk 2
X Frame design folding bicycle
Sturmey-Archer 5 speed gears
24″ Wheels (Tyres 28-541 / 600 x 28A)
The Strutt Worksong was built for only a short time after it was introduced in 1989. It’s an excellent bicycle, benefitting from a unique cross-frame design and also it’s a folding model. However, the British economy was not good in the early 1990s and the Worksong was not a cheap bicycle to produce. I became interested in them because they were built at Hurn Airport in Dorset. I had a garage restoring and selling vintage cars and motorcycles nearby, in Bournemouth, during the 1980s, and I used to park my double decker bus at Hurn Airport, near the Strutt workshop.
This Mark 2 model is the second one I’ve owned. It’s in very good all round original condition and ready to ride.
METALCRAFT, BUILDING 105,
HURN AIRPORT INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
After I bought my first Strutt Worksong (a Mark 1), I visited the building that was used by ‘Metalwork’ to build the Worksong. Here’s a photo of that bike next to its old premises. As you can see, the place is now derelict. Most of the estate has been redeveloped with new buildings, and I was told that these old buildings (dating from WW2) are due for demolition too.
THE STRUTT WORKSONG MK 1 BICYCLE
NEW CYCLIST MAGAZINE, Summer, 1989