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NORMAN CYCLES LTD., of Ashford, Kent, have introduced new
Rapide, and Super Sabre models. The Rapide, in 22 in. and 23 in.sizes, features Reynolds
53 I tubing, 72 degree parallel angles, feature cut lugs, special taper chainstays and
double taper seat stays with brazed-on fittings ; oval section forks, solid fork ends, and
Alatet head fittings. It is fitted with Dunlop 27 in. by l 1/4 in. chromium plated
lightweight rirns and White Sprite tyres, three-pin detachable chainwheet, large flange
hubs, Maes alloy handlebars on 2 in. extension, G.B. light alloy brakes, Beaugarde
celluloid mudguards, and either Wright's Autograph or Brook's B.15 saddle. Finish is
flamboyant Burgundy or Lime green with contrasting panels. With Benelux Mark 7 five-speed
gear the price is E23 14s. ; with the Benelux Super 60, L25 15s. 6d.