| Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org - it's about the serial charts.|
| I have been listing things on e- bay lately, sorry I have not contacted you. |
| No problem, I understand.|
Drop me a line when you have some free time - perhaps you can help me a bit with the serial number chart.
| I'm still working on the Raleigh Serial Chart over here, and excellent progress has been made since I started it. I thank you all who have participated by emailing me with information and serials on your cycles. |
However, before I can definitely conclude the termination and beginning of serial numbers for each year, I must have a few more serials on hand to add to my spreadsheet.
I would appriciate it if those collectors who haven't already participated to do so, so I may be able to succesfully decode the serial charts.
Currently, I am focusing only on steel-framed, Nottingham-made Raleighs dating from 1947 to 1955. I will tackle the serials of the later models after I conclude the chart for these earlier years.
As before, I will REQUIRE these five pieces of information:
*Make/Model type (i.e. Raleigh Sports/Rudge Superbe)
*Serial number (minus numerals if prefered, however, no soul other then I will have access to this information, if emailed to me. Furthermore, if the Nottinghamshire archives are partially correct, these digits may be of importance. If you choose not to state the numerals, please let me know how many digits there are in the serial number.)
*Rear Hub year stamp
*Rear Hub month stamp
*Front GH6 Dynohub date stamp (if applicable)
Optional is if the owner wishes to supply a photograph of the cycle to me. This is mostly just to further confirm that the cycle is actually from the said year, and hasn't had the hub replaced or other little innacuracies that might hamper the construction of this chart.
All information listed above may be emailed to me at email@example.com.
All the best,
| Hi Kurt,|
Stand by... I think I can give you one for your list, but I just saw your post today. I'm pretty sure mine is a 1955 (that's the number on the hub), but I'll check all the other stuff when I get home.
| Sounds good!|
| Congratulations to Vin on the segment on Antiques Roadshow FYI which I caught on KCTS last night. Sorry there were no Raleigh Sports but there was a Chopper! Nicely Done!|
| I just bought a Huffy Sportsman(English made) roadster? lightweight? Anyways, I love this bike already, and I haven't even ridden it yet. It says made in england on many many parts. Lots of nice extras like, generator light set, three piece cranks,rear rack, etc. Sturmey 3 spd with a coaster in the rear, and a John Bull Shoe'd front caliper brake. The shifter is the older style all metal type(IE: no black plastic)I have read somewhere that these are rebadged raleighs, but I'm no expert. Front hub is made in Austria. It only seems to need a good cleaning, new tires and tubes, and a cable or two to get on the road. Well, a seat too of course. The Wrights saddle appeared to be perfect, until I realized it has no foam left in it,lol. Please help me out with a S/N location, so I can find out at least the year it was made. Thanks!!!|
| Is the Huffy Raleigh-built? (Fender eyelets BEHIND rear axle?)|
| Yep, they're behind. The only thing that is american about this bike is apparently the headbadge and the decal on the rear fender. I have looked up Raleigh Sports, and everything is the same visually, down to the headlight bracket under the steerer tube nut. The fender braces are also wire/rod, and not stamped steel like most US bikes. I have some pics if you're interested?|
| I got the hub cleaned off last night. And it's a TCW coaster, dated 10/62. |
| Found a serial number on the seat lug, but cannot make heads or tails of it from Sheldon's chart? According to his limited info, It could have been made from 55-66? It has the double letter at the end, which is CD. Is there anyone that knows Raleigh numbers enough to say what year it is. Sheldon has his raleigh pages plastered with "Do not email me about s/n, age or value" Well, that pretty much knocks out any chance. I have looked at the chart here, but it gives the same vague info. Double letters at the end, okay I get that part? But what indicates year of manufacture in the number sequence? Am I missing something important? Thanks for any help:-) Complete serial number is (2399 CD)|
| 1. I have a 1969 Raleigh DL-1 badged as a Royal Scot.|
2. I have a 1963 Apollo-Woman's frame.
Were these private labels, store brands, export labels. I have seen other Royal Scots, the Apollo is new to me
| Raleigh made hundredes of bicycles under different names. I ride a DL-1 which is badged as a Dunelt. It is basically a Raleigh but it has chrome fenders and a Wrights 66 saddle (instead of a Brooks B.66). It was built in 1966, and I have seen several others. I have never seen a Royal Scot, though. It's fairly rare. The Dunelt has swept-back handlebars like a prewar bike, not the more modern North Road style that DL-1s use, which gives a very upright riding position but the bars hit your thigh if you make a tight turn!|
I don't know anything about the Apollo. Enjoy the big one-there's nothing like riding a big Nottingham product!