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New to Cycling? Want some advice? Start here Forum rules. Think serial says G but can;t figure out from the various sites what that is.
The rear hub is from Find More Posts by nlerner. Put that bike aside for a while and find a nice girl or guy to date. He will only bring you down to his level and beat you with experience. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance. Visit FBinNY’s homepage! Yes nlerner some one else mentioned this to me. FBinNY ,very funny. Originally Posted by nlerner. Last edited by agmetal; at Find More Posts by agmetal.
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post. This bike looks a lot like the Dawn Safety model in the catalog except they were 22″ frames only. This bike appears to be a 24″. Find More Posts by BigChief. Originally Posted by BigChief. Originally Posted by GodzillaSA. Iwill give it s minor strip down and clean the grime off. So the hub is probably around and the bike might just be a little older?!? Last edited by BigChief; at I’d suggest a white patch on the rear mudguard could be original equipment if made during WW2, but the bike wouldn’t have a 3speed hub or chrome then from the uk due to wartime utility regs.
It’d be painted on by the owner as blackout regulation for a lot of pre-war bikes. The previous K series hubs were phased out in being replaced by the AW, so this is an early one in any case. As it was the first series I agree the hub is What has been altered overoverr the years? Find More Posts by Conrad It’s interesting that Raleigh used almost the same words 80 years ago as what Electra is using now to describe the Townie”s “flat foot geometry”.
That being the ability to put both feet on the ground without moving from the saddle. Find More Posts by Pompiere. I can’t reject the idea that this bike is older than the rear wheel, but nor do i see any evidence that it’s older than Let’s see some more details, like the shifter, the head badge, markings on the rims, stamps on the side of the saddle, and of course any decoration on the frame. The number stamped on your frame, by the pulley wheel, was done after the frame was painted.
Someone who owns a Raleigh from the ‘s might be persuaded to post a photo of his serial number nlerner? To confirm whether that’s normal. I suspect you are right, the number is not a Raleigh serial number but rather a municipal registration number, import number, or who knows? Last edited by rhm; at Find More Posts by rhm. Originally Posted by rhm. What’s that worth in modern pounds sterling?
Originally Posted by AlexCyclistRoch. Liked 4 Times in 2 Posts. Time to break out the history of Raleigh book. The bike is located in South Africa Is there a chance this was locally produced or assembled? Which might account for the similar to but not exact attributes to the catalogs? Find More Posts by repechage. Raleigh was only produced in SA alot later. During the stripping and cleaning process I found under the grime another serial NO ,on the “corect side left side this however is a 5 digit number no letters before or after.
Find More Posts by Salubrious. Originally Posted by repechage. Find More Posts by dweenk. I found my Raleigh history book and indeed, no foreign production save for Ireland that early. The home office was not too happy with how that was going, so I am sure not interested unless import duty really forced them to. I think a key indicator may well be the rod brake actuation for the rear brake.
The 28″ wheels knocks off a model, for sure and the 24″ frame has a typical pairing with that. Any evidence that a chain guard was once fitted? Guard or case? Originally Posted by dweenk. That’s interesting. I have a ladies Sports that came from Belgium. It has a locking fork unlocked, but no key and a rear rack that looks like it came from a Superb. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Email this Page. Advanced Search.
Triumph Cycle Co. In , aged 20 years, Bettmann founded his own company, the S. Import Export Agency, in London , England. Bettmann’s original products were bicycles, which the company bought from other manufacturers and then sold under its own brand name. Bettmann also distributed sewing machines imported from Germany.
The answer, in short, is that I do not have time to tell you either. With an estimated 15, bicycle manufacturers, the odds are stacked against me recognizing yours; in any case, I do not claim to be an expert, just an assiduous recorder of information.
They were listed on Craigslist as a set and were said to be from The seller was only the second owner; his father-in-law had purchased the bikes new in the 60s and then gifted them to his daughter and her new husband around They were now looking for someone to give this pair of beautiful bikes a new home.
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Note that the serial number information below is fragmentary and incomplete, and many bikes have proven to be much newer than the serial numbers would suggest. It appears that Raleigh recycled many of the older serial numbers in later years, so there are lots of bikes from the 60s and 70s that have serial numbers that would suggest much greater age. Most older Sturmey-Archer hubs have two or three-letter model codes, which are usually stamped onto the hub shell. Conveniently, they also usually have the month and the last two digits of the year of manufacture stamped onto the shell. This is the easiest way to date a 3-speed bicycle, if it has its original rear wheel. Some of the mid’s straight gauge frames had serial numbers starting with a single letter which was towards the end of the alphabet. A, followed by four numerals B, followed by four numerals C, followed by four numerals D, followed by four numerals.
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Centurion was a brand of bicycles created in by Mitchell Mitch M. The bikes themselves were manufactured initially in Japan by companies including H. Tano Company of Kobe and later in Taiwan by companies including Merida. WSI ceased operations in Centurion and WSI competed in the U.
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Click for larger image. In the summer of my sensible, affordable, 10 year old citybike finally, utterly and completely broke down. The next day my grandfather called and asked me if I might be interested in his bike. Not quite knowing what to expect I hesitated for a moment but finally agreed. Turned out to be the right choice. Raleigh Tourist. My grandfather’s old bike turned out to be a ’74 Raleigh Tourist in a truly superb state.
The Nottinghamshire Guardian of 15 May printed what was possibly the first Woodhead and Angois classified advertisement. Paul Angois was appointed director responsible for product design, Richard Woodhead was made director responsible for factory management, and Frank Bowden became chairman and managing director. InDerby opened a factory in Kent, Washington manufacturing two Raleigh lines, the bimetallic Technium road bike line, which used heat-treated aluminum main frame tubes, thermally bonded and heat-cured to internal steel lugs using a Boeing-developed proprietary epoxy — along with chromoly steel head tube and rear stays. As a vertically integrated manufacturer in the mids, free online asian dating sites owned Brooks one of the oldest saddle makers in the worldSturmey-Archer pioneer of 3-speed hubsand Reynolds maker of tubing. He subsequently supplied virtually all the capital needed to expand the firm. These cycles were considerably lighter and quicker than either the old heavy English utility roadster or the American ” balloon-tire ” cruiser bikes.
HOW TO FIGURE OUT HOW OLD YOUR RALEIGH 3-SPEED BIKE (or any bike with a STURMEY-ARCHER HUB) IS!