1951 Rotrax

1951 Rotrax Road Bike

p: rdf1249

Rotrax Cycles has been building gorgeous bicycles like this out of Southampton since 1920. These bikes have carried some of the best riders to the podium in many disciplines of cycling. Read up on the history of Rotrax Cycles at their blog here.

More photos from rdf1249 below. Click ’em for higher res, this bike is stunning.

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1951 Rotrax Road Bike

1951 Rotrax Road Bike

1951 Rotrax Road Bike

1951 Rotrax Road Bike

Cyclo Rear Derailleur

1951 Rotrax Road Bike

1951 Rotrax Road Bike

1951 Rotrax Road Bike

 

  • Jack Hoke

    The Rotrax photos & particularly that of the RT head badge invokes memories of South Hants 25’s & 50’s !

  • Christopher McDonagh

    I have in my workshop the remains of the original complete frame building tools used by Rotax (Jigs as well)
    Some paperwork
    All the old Transfers
    Old Lugs
    Braze on fitting (Old)
    And more
    Jigs that i think were used to build the Thanet Cycle frame. The tubing for this frame we sent to the scrapyard years ago in hindsight we should have kept some.
    I will put a advert in one of the Cycling Mags to see if some one is interested in purchasing this Stuff. As if i pass a way the wife will send it all to the scrap man.