MISC:   raleigh bike all chrome ?fake or real posted by: jerry della noce on 9/28/2006 at 6:47:01 PM
have a raleigh bike ? 3 speed SA hub with a 66 date.the bike is all chrome ,no fenders.the serial# is on the crank hub #1855168 it does have a raleigh badge.is this bike a fake or real raleigh,was this a special bike?
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   RE:MISC:   raleigh bike all chrome ?fake or real posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 9/29/2006 at 2:22:44 AM
From what I've read here in the past, it's quite real and rather rare! I'm sure others more knowlegable will chime in but by all means, hang on to that one!

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:MISC: raleigh bike all chrome ?fake or real posted by Warren on 9/29/2006 at 4:30:54 AM
Real...
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   RE:RE:MISC: raleigh bike all chrome ?fake or real posted by Chris on 9/29/2006 at 12:03:30 PM
The Real Deal. Delightfully rare and special all chrome models in 26 inch and 28 inch wheel versions Badged up as Raleigh's and other names Raleigh owned and used.Describe the bike what size wheels what do the decals (transfers) say? Hold on to it. All that was different was the finish being chrome.
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   RE:MISC:   raleigh bike all chrome ?fake or real posted by Spike Steele on 9/30/2006 at 4:07:39 PM
What are the odds I bought a Chrome 66 womans Sports today. Original except for tires,nice B72 saddle decals are fair.I've heard chrome womans are even more rare than mens.
Also Friday I found a pretty nice 67 Blue womans Sports thrown out by the street.Nice paint and stripes,poor decals and missing seat and post.I thought it was unusual with a chrome chain guard with no decal.
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   RE:MISC: raleigh bike all chrome ?fake or real posted by Neal on 10/2/2006 at 1:22:44 PM
I own a men's 21" all-chrome 1966 Raleigh Sports. Link to pic below. Rumor has it that these were given to Raleigh dealers in the early to mid 60s if they met certain sales quotas, but I don't know for sure if that's true.

Neal


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   RE:MISC:   raleigh bike all chrome ?fake or real posted by Matthew on 10/3/2006 at 8:49:35 AM
Hi Neal,

I think the 'All chrome' models were available to Raleigh Dealers who reached sales targets on a 'one only' basis, otherwise dealers like Halfords would have had dozens and local bike shops would not have got a look in.

Matthew - dazzled
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   RE:MISC:   raleigh bike all chrome ?fake or real posted by Jeff Bikeguy on 10/6/2006 at 6:50:02 PM
Remember this one?


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AGE / VALUE:   NBR: Saw a pretty good band last night.... posted by: Larry "Boneman" Bone on 9/28/2006 at 4:52:08 AM
And since they were olde.... and english... and certainly on the road this year...

Seriously... if you ever get the opportunity to see The Rolling Stones, DO IT.

Amazing show! I should have half of Mr. Jagger's energy at MY age!

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone

PS: Cool word match anth-spam feature enabled! EXCELLENT VIN!!!!!
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MISC:   New Roadster? posted by: Jeff on 9/27/2006 at 8:19:35 AM
Has anyone seen the new Electra Amsterdam? Not exactly an English roadster but something close from an American company. I want one!
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   RE:MISC:   New Roadster? posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 9/29/2006 at 2:24:49 AM
LINK??? I just went through the Electra site and saw nothing of it. Yet. Knowing Electra for what they are and owning some of their products, I'm sure if nothing else, it will be of excellent quality in both materials and construction!

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:MISC:   New Roadster? posted by robert on 9/29/2006 at 5:29:51 AM
http://bikeportland.org/2006/09/22/first-look-at-electras-new-amsterdam-bike/
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   RE:MISC:   New Roadster? posted by Jeff on 9/29/2006 at 8:46:12 AM
Thanks for the link Robert. I first saw this bike in a 3 page ad in Bicycling. As you see, the Electra site has no mention. I think they are a little behind. I e-mailed them but as yet have no reply.
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   RE:RE:MISC:   New Roadster? posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 9/29/2006 at 4:37:18 PM
Yeah, thanks Robert! A most interesting machine for certain. Aluminium even. Aside from not having an horizontal top tube, it's downright traditional! :-)

I'm going to guess it will sell for around $500.

We shall see.

Cheers!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:MISC:   New Roadster? posted by Mark on 9/30/2006 at 8:31:15 AM
Too bad it dosen't have rod brakes or a front drum brake. I'd sure consider it for my wife who dosen't like complicated bkes.
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   RE:RE:MISC:   New Roadster? posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 10/2/2006 at 2:31:51 AM
Hmmm... interesing point. What would give it an interesting flavour as well as some excellent stopping capacity would be a disc up front.

Don't let the Nexus with coaster fool you though. It's got a lot of bite. If I can lockup the 3" tyre on the back of my Rat Fink with it...... ;-)

Later!

Larry "Boneman" Bone
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   RE:MISC:   New Roadster? posted by Jeff on 10/4/2006 at 8:21:41 AM
Electra tells me that catalogs for the Amsterdam should be at the dealer in a week or so. The classic models have lights and fenders and a steel frame. Sport models have no light and fenders and aluminum frames. All have 700 wheels.
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   1978 Raleigh catalogue up on "The Headbadge" posted by: Kurt K. on 9/26/2006 at 5:29:09 PM
The full 1978 Raleigh catalogue (for the U.S. market) is now available for viewing at The Headbadge:

http://www.jaysmarine.com/TH_raleigh_cat_70_80.html

Catalogue scans have been generously provided by fellow forum member Al Mason, a.k.a. Roccobike.

Enjoy!

Take care,

-Kurt
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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   NOS Dunlop Airseals! posted by: Warren on 9/26/2006 at 3:32:17 PM
These don't come up often and if you are doing a perfect restoration, the price is fair.

ebay #7230639550

NMA of course
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