Page 66. 1950s Cyclemaster Roundsman 32cc Delivery Bicycle – UNSOLD

1950s Cyclemaster Roundsman

For ebay auction: PLEASE CLICK HERE

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Back in those austere postwar years when the overwhelming majority of new vehicles were immediately exported to help Great Britain recover from the War, there was a shortage of commercial delivery vehicles.

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That’s when the Mercury Cycle Company, in conjunction with Cyclemaster Ltd, brought out the Cyclemaster Roundsman 32cc Delivery Bicycle.

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The model featured in this auction is not a Mercury: this rare model of Cyclemaster Roundsman has double the carrying capacity, being built with extra lugs on the rear to mount an extra carrier behind.

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Pity the grocery boy sent out fully laden on this machine if he had to negotiate a steep incline …because Cyclemasters did not have sufficient oomph to power even a solo rider uphill, never mind a load.

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Vintage commercial enthusiasts love the Cyclemaster Roundsman because it’s the most basic ‘pick-up truck’ made in Great Britain.

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A Cyclemaster Roundsman is a very practical vintage utility vehicle to own and use.

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This particular one is in excellent unrestored condition and in working order. The engine runs well.

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Traditionally, delivery cycles are parked outside shops with a board advertising their businesses.

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But I can visualize this one being used on vintage cyclemotor runs or at rallies in the summer.

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Published on February 23, 2008 at 12:14 pm  Leave a Comment  

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