DESIGNS: TALL BIKES (28" Frames or Taller)

1929-RALEIGH-30 INCH-X-FRAME

In the early days of the cycle industry, the customer was the king. Manufacturers’ catalogues presented a variety of models to provide a choice of frame styles as well as options such as wheel sizes and gears. However, a customer could choose any specification they wished. Companies would build a bicycle from scratch according to their requirements. The most common ‘special order’ was frame size. A 26 or 28 inch frame was usually the largest shown as an option in catalogues. But, if a customer was even taller, they could request an even larger machine…

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Items in this Collection

1896 Helical Premier 28 Frame 05

1896/1897 Helical Premier (Tall 28″ Frame)

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IMG_5685-copy

1897 ‘THE AMERICA’ Truss Frame

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1900 ROYAL ENFIELD with Band Brake 00

1900 Royal Enfield with Eadie Band Brake

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chainless_trussframe_02

1904 Columbia 28″ Cushion Arch-bar Chainless Roadster with Hartford Tire Coaster Brake

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1906-Centaur-Featherweight-05

1904-1908 Centaur Featherweight Tall 28″ Frame

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1907-Royal-Enfield-Girder-Tall-Frame-83

1907 Royal Enfield Standard Girder Tall Frame

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1909 Lea-Francis Men’s Cycle 05

1909 Lea-Francis Men’s Cycle (Tall 28″ Frame Size)

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1909 Lea Francis Men’s Cycle 40

1909 Lea-Francis Men’s Cycle (with Dursley Pedersen 3-speed gear)

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1910 Golden Sunbeam for Gentlemen 05

1910 Golden Sunbeam for Gentlemen (Green, Tall frame)

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1911_BSA_Light_Roadster_05

1911 BSA Light Roadster (28″ Frame)

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1911 Royal Premier 30″ Helical Truss Frame 05 copy

1911 Royal Premier 30″ Helical Truss Frame

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1912-Imperial-Triumph-29-Inch-Frame-04

1912 Imperial Triumph Tall 29″ Frame with Band Brake

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1913 James 28 Constabulary Bicycle 95

1913 James 28″ Police Constabulary Bicycle

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1912-BSA-All-Weather-1

1914 BSA All-Weather Special Order 28″ Frame

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1914-Swift-Cheylesmore-Tall-2822-Frame-88

1914 Swift ‘Cheylesmore’ Tall 28″ Frame

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1918-golden-sunbeam-2822-frame-66

1918 Golden Sunbeam for Gentlemen (Tall 28″ Frame)

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1919-Sunbeam-28-inch-01

1919 Royal Sunbeam for Gentlemen 28″ Frame

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1915-Royal-Sunbeam-30

1920 All-Black Royal Sunbeam for Gentlemen (28″ Frame)

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1924 Royal Sunbeam Tall frame 30 inch 05

1924 Golden Sunbeam for Gentlemen (Tall 30″ Frame)

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1928-JG-Grose-Roadster-88

1928 JG Grose Boxer 28″ Frame Roadster

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1929-RALEIGH-3022-X-FRAME-66

1929 Raleigh Modele Superbe 30″ X Frame – The World’s Tallest Cross Frame

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1930s-Roadster-32-inch-frame-05

1930s Extended-frame 32.25″ Tall Roadster

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1932-Royal-Sunbeam-Tall-Frame-52

1932 All Black Royal Sunbeam for Gentlemen 28″ TALL FRAME

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1932_BSA_05

1932 BSA Gent’s 28″ Roadster with Double Top Tube

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FOR SALE 1936 Golden Sunbeam 05

1936 Golden Sunbeam 28″ Tall frame with Double Top Tube

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FOR SALE 1 1936 New Hudson 28 inch Tall frame 06 copy

1936 New Hudson All-Weather Tourist (28″ Tall Frame)

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1970s_Tall_Bike_20

1970s Tall Bike with Sidecar

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