Lot 43 1910 Chater Lea X Frame Raleigh Pattern

Auction Ended

1910 Chater Lea X Frame (Raleigh Pattern)

with BSA 3-speed gear

25″ Frame

28″ Wheels

Item condition: Used

Auction finished
Share this product

Click here to view in the Online Bicycle Museum

When this Chater Lea X Frame was built, the original patent holders had every permutation of cross frame covered, and there was really no way to cross or twist the tubes of a bicycle to create a new X frame version that avoided the original patents. So Chater Lea used Raleigh’s X frame design under license. Chater Lea at this time were primarily a fittings manufacturer. According to Ray Miller’s Encyclopaedia, the frames were built for Chater Lea by Raglan Cycle Co.

It has a BSA 3 speed gear, chrome wheel rims and a period Brooks saddle. It’s much rarer than the Raleigh X Frame and uses Chater Lea components rather than Raleigh – compare the illustrations in the catalogue shown below.

The machine is in good condition all round and ready to ride.

BICYCLE COLLECTORS CURATED ONLINE AUCTION, Xmas 2023

This Timed Auction is live from 24th December @ 2-30pm to 1st January, 2024. Highest bid wins.

NO BUYERS or SELLERS PREMIUM.

THE RESERVE IS THE START PRICE + BUY-IT-NOW OPTION.

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY: NO PACKING FEES.

BIDDING INCREMENTS: Up to £1000 = £10. Over £1000 = £50. Over £2000 = £100

IT’S A CURATED AUCTION – Colin is the auctioneer and is available to chat to you personally during the auction (or before) by email, text message, phonecall,  Facebook Messenger or Whatsapp.

Auction History

Auction has finished

Auction failed because there were no bids
January 2, 2024 12:00 amAuction started
Scroll to Top