Tony Hadland is a historian based in Oxfordshire specialising in cycle history and local recusancy

Below is a list of articles on this site with direct links to them. There is also a search box at the end of this page.

Old Sturmey-Archer gears

The Hub of the Universe – the new history of Sturmey-Archer
https://v-cc.org.uk/about/club-sales/the-hub-of-the-universe/

How to repair old Sturmey-Archer hubs
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/how-to-repair-old-sturmey-archer-hubs/

Esoteric info for Sturmey freaks
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/esoteric-info-for-sturmey-freaks/

Sturmey-Archer Tricoasters and my 1914-15 FN Tricoaster in particular – by Peter Fuller
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2020/08/15/sturmey-archer-tricoasters-and-my-1914-15-fn-tricoaster-in-particular/

Converting the Sturmey-Archer FW 4-speed hub into a 5-speed
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2020/04/19/converting-the-sturmey-archer-fw-4-speed-hub-into-a-5-speed/

Sturmey’s right-hand ball rings: are you losing the thread?
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/sturmeys-right-hand-ball-rings-are-you-losing-the-thread/

Elegy for Sturmey-Archer – by Vernon Forbes
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/elegy-for-sturmey-archer/

Hub gear ratio spreadsheet
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2010/03/06/hub-gear-ratio-spreadsheet/

New hub and bracket gear tables
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2016/03/15/new-hub-and-bracket-gear-tables/

Small wheelers

Small Wheels for Adult Bicycles
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/small-wheels-for-adult-bicycles/

Rolling resistance – theory and practice
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/rolling-resistance-theory-and-practice/

Family Tree of Moulton Bicycle Frames
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/family-tree-of-moulton-bicycle-frames/

Tyres made specifically for Moultons (as at 2012)
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/tyres-designed-and-made-specifically-for-moulton-brand-bicycles/

Mistral De-mystified – the AM 17-inch rim
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/mistral-de-mystified-development-of-the-am-17-inch-rim/

The rarely seen Moulton Stowaway joint that looks like a hinge
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/the-rarely-seen-moulton-stowaway-joint-that-looks-like-a-hinge/

Did Chairman Mao ride a Moulton?
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/did-chairman-mao-ride-a-moulton/

Moulton Mopeds
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2010/04/25/moulton-mopeds/

Raleigh Twenty (R20)
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/raleigh-twenty-r20/

Economically upcycling a 1978 BSA (Raleigh) 20 folder
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/economically-upcycling-a-1978-bsa-raleigh-20-folder/

A close look at a 1974 Raleigh 20 FE
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/a-close-look-at-a-1974-raleigh-20-fe/

A Motorised Raleigh 20
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/a-motorised-raleigh-20/

A New Class of Cyclists: Banham’s Bicycle and the Two-wheeled World it didn’t Create
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/a-new-class-of-cyclists-banhams-bicycle-and-the-two-wheeled-world-it-didnt-create/

Royal Enfield Revelation
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2001/04/25/royal-enfield-revelation/

SM Dawes Kingpin MkIV
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/sm-kingpin-mkiv/

In Search of Le Petit Bi
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/in-search-of-le-petit-bi-2/

More pics of Le Petit Bi
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/more-pics-of-le-petit-bi/

The Duemila
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/the-duemila/

The Mysterious Minifold
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/the-mysterious-minifold/

Viking’s small-wheeler
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/vikings-small-wheeler/

Other cycle-related articles

Order ‘From Bicycle to Superbike’ here – the Mike Burrows biography and bikeography
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2016/08/22/burrows/

Ron Thompson’s G4 recumbent bike concept
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2021/05/05/ron-thompsons-g4-recumbent-bicycle/

They thought it was all over. But for us, it was only just beginning – a 1966 European cycle tour
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2016/07/28/they-thought-it-was-all-over-but-for-us-it-was-only-just-beginning/

Three teenagers cycle from the Thames Valley to the Black Forest in 1967
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2017/07/24/three-teenagers-cycle-from-the-thames-valley-to-the-black-forest-in-1967/

New Zealand bikes of the 1980s
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/new-zealand-bikes-of-the-1980s/

Moorson Cycles
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/moorson-cycles/

The Arnfried Schmitz derailleur collection
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/the-arnfried-schmitz-derailleur-collection/

Recusancy

Thames Valley Papists – get the book!
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/thames-valley-papists-the-book/

Strongholds of Catholic Recusancy in Oxfordshire
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/strongholds-of-catholic-recusancy-in-oxfordshire/

Maps of Recusancy in Berks and South Oxon
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/maps-of-recusancy-in-berks-south-oxon/

Oxfordshire & North Berkshire Protestation Returns and Tax Assessments, 1641–42
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/oxfordshire-north-berkshire-protestation-returns-and-tax-assessments-1641-42/

The End of the Hydes of Hyde End
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2016/02/28/the-end-of-the-hydes-of-hyde-end/

Last Will & Testament of Dame Anastasia Mannock of Windsor
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/last-will-testament-of-dame-anastasia-mannock-of-windsor/

Lady Anastasia Moore’s letter
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/lady-anastasias-letter/

Two 17th Century Catholic Books found in Oxfordshire – Nigel H. Sinnott
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/two-17th-century-catholic-books-found-in-oxfordshire/

More about two 17th Century Catholic books – Nigel H. Sinnott
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/more-about-two-17th-century-catholic-books/

Who was Dr John More? – Richard H. Turner
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/dr-john-more/

Faringdon, Oxfordshire

Barclays’ search for space in Faringdon’s Market Place
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/barclays-search-for-space-in-faringdons-market-place/

Trams and light rail

Municipal Railway Album – trams, light rail & a few buses
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/municipal-railway-album-trams-light-rail-a-few-buses/

William Gill

William Gill – Explorer and Spy
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/captain-william-gill-explorer-and-spy/

Bibliography

Tony Hadland’s bibliography as at December 2019
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2019/09/27/tony-hadlands-bibliography/

Biography

Tony Hadland’s brief biography
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/biography/

ORCID I.D.

Tony Hadland’s CV, affiliations, books, papers and articles
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0422-3546

Contact

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