| Might be of interest to a couple of you fellows here. The manual appears to be mostly for the rebadged Raleigh models, but it's a nice little catalogue of parts regardless of that fact:|
Excuse any errors in the related pages on the site. A few of the pages have unfinished dead links, others are outdated with incorrect HTML that doesn't center correctly. It's still a work in progress, and currently, I only care to work on the Raleigh Archive and Our Collection sections (the latter being one of the most difficult and extensive...and growing every day).
| NMA, etc....|
It's nice... but a bit pricey, eh?
Larry "Boneman" Bone
| Not really, where just too used to cheap Chinese imports, these are quality machines, just think of how much you'll save on gas, and furthermore, any repair done on your vehicle may go that high.|
| Did you check his other items? He's also got a pretty clean Raleigh up too.|
$799 starting bid
When you consider the fact that has already been stated, that we are all used to cheap Chinese imports, and take into consideration the cost of a new Raleigh when they were last sold here, plus inflation, in todays market, the price isn't too far off. Of course the Mens roadster is not new, but if it were, I would rather spend $850 or so on a new Raleigh like that rather then half of that on one of those Chinese "comfort" bikes. Have you priced the Chinese built bikes with internal hub gearing lately? At last look, even the cheap cruisers are an at least an additional $100 for one with an internal 3 speed, and that's a far cry from a Raleigh roadster. A local shop is selling Fuji single speed cruisers for $250, they offer a 4 speed Shimano Inter4 for an additional $125, that's $375 for a fat tire Chinese built cruiser, which is a far cry from a Raleigh Roadster. To just buy a new three speed hub outright it's around $90 at the LBS, and that's for a Shimano, not a Sturmey Archer.
| If someone wants to spend this kind of money on a roadster, look into the ones made in Italy....saw one at a shop a couple of years ago, but can't recall the brand. It was a beautiful bike, coffee colored paint, nicest rod brake hardware i've ever seen, quality throughout was top notch -very classy...about $800.|
| I have that same bike, in the same condition. But, mine has the original Brooks leather saddle, and a full chaincase(alone with one just like in the photo there). Anyone interested?|
| I can't complain after unearthing an NOS Sturmey-Archer S5-1 top-tube shifter assembly (HSJ 711) from the LBS. Complete in baggie with both cables, rubber top-tube clamp sleeve and mounting hardware. |
To top it off, the owner of the LBS says he has a large box of these, NOS, at the shop's warehouse. So much for a shortage of top-tube S5 shifters.
Planning to mount this one on a spare AMF (thanks Sam!) frame that I have. Still working on piecing the hub together.
| Wanted: One Carmine Red (the '70s candy-apple color) fork for 21" frame. Must be the chrome-crown type as used on the Robin Hoods and other secondary-brand models.|
If you have this fork, email me at: email@example.com
| Forgot to mention - it's for a Sports model (26 X 1-3/8" wheels).|
| Got one!|
| I did get a used set of Raleigh chrome rat trap 501 pedals at goodwill.And the endcaps are still on them.---sam|