Royal Enfield Crusader Sports sign
Essential lowbrow art for your garage, lounge, hall or ... wherever
Specifications: Tin plate backing. Folded edges. 300mm x 410mm. High resolution image (1,400 dpi). Printed direct to metal.
Instructions for use:
1. Remove carefully from the packaging.
2. Inspect the sign and feel pleased that you bought it.
3. Find a suitable spot on a suitable wall or door.
4. Position the sign thoughtfully using strips of masking tape if necessary.
5. Carefully mount the sign with nails or screws taking utmost care not to damage any part of the design (Tip: Use fibre washers both in front and behind the sign if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
6. Open a beer, light a fag, hug your partner or favourite pet.
7. Stand back and enjoy the sign and do this as often as time and convenience allows.
8. Drop us an email to let us know how satisfied you are.
9. Wipe the sign occasionally with a soft cloth (and wax it if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
10. Tell your friends.
That's all that's required. The sign should still be fit for purpose long after you're gone, and we hope that's a long time into the future.
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The 250cc Royal Enfield Crusader Sports of 1959 was derived from the standard Crusader of 1957. In post war Britain, the 250cc category was an important one. Why? Because that was the largest capacity bike that could legally be ridden on a learner motorcycle licence (unless you attached a sidecar, in which case the capacity was unlimited).
The 1957 Crusader was a worthy enough little runabout featuring a single cylinder, over-square (short-stroke) unit-construction engine (engine and gearbox in a single casting). The bore was 70mm. The stroke was 64.5mm. The valves were actuated by pushrods. The 7/8th-inch carburettor filled the cylinder bore with a low grade fuel/air mixture. The compression ratio was 7.3:1.
The head and barrels of the standard Crusader were made of cast iron. The oil was carried in a forward compartment in the engine crankcase, but the lubrication was dry sump.
The crankshaft featured a plain big end and an aluminium alloy con-rod. Wheels were 17-inch. Brakes were 6-inch. A fully enclosed chain carried the power to the rear sprocket. The gearbox had four speeds.
However, coupled with heavy flywheels and a restrictive inlet port, the performance was ,,, well modest. Nevertheless, the bike sold in reasonable numbers, but customers and dealers wanted something with more pep.
The RE Crusader Sports
In response, Royal Enfield (always keen to listen to its customers) developed the Crusader Sports. This 250cc single arrived in 1959 and was exactly the shot in the arm that Royal Enfield fans wanted.
The Sports Crusader featured an aluminium alloy cylinder head (on cast iron barrels). The compression ratio was hiked to 8.5:1. Bigger valves were fitted together with a large bore carburettor, hotter cams and a lightened crank.
Low-slung (inverted) handlebars helped drop the rider into a suitable racing crouch. Chrome mudguards gave it some bling. A 7-inch brake (up from 6-inches) added extra stopping power. Under the right conditions, top speed was just shy of 80mph. In short, this bike was a peach, and Royal Enfield marketed it as; "The 250 with 350 performance."
Over the next few years, the bike continued in development with a 5-speed gearbox appearing in 1962. And today, there's a small but hardcore Crusader fan base that appreciates these motorcycles for exactly what they were, and still are. And if you're one such fan, you might also appreciate the "tin" sign above left.
The size is a generous 300mm x 410mm, which is roughly the size of two A4 sheets of paper. The image is 1,400 dpi, which is way better than most, if not all, of the lesser quality stuff on the market. And the edges are folded to help preserve those delicate finger nails.
Also, these Royal Enfield Crusader Sports signs are printed direct to metal in the traditional way.
Will you like it when you see it? We think so. If we didn't, we wouldn't be flogging 'em.
We package these signs as well as we reasonably can, and we despatch as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours of ordering, and very rarely longer than 2-3 days if suddenly stock has run out and needs to be re-supplied.
Either way, we'll keep you posted. And if for any reason we can't supply your sign, we'll tell you without unnecessary delay and will refund your money in full.
And remember this if you will:
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