| Hi. |
I Found this bike "Sports Model-Popular Special" which looks just like a raleigh and in fact has a raleigh front reflector or headlamp holder with the bird emblem.
The hub tells is from 1961. Do you know anything about this kind of bike? I went to Sheldon Brown's website and I don't find this one on his list.
Thanks for your help.
| Just found an unusual 3 speed Raleigh Deluxe, full chaincase, late 70's, huge, saddle tube nearly 26", squared fenders, seems to have some sort of cable operated drum brakes front and rear, and has an odd horseshoe shaped device about where the rear caliper normally would be. Anyone have any idea what this is?? Has squared off fenders, and the plastic type shift trigger. Thanks|
| Hi Dan|
The horseshoe shaped device is a lock, I guess.
| Sounds like a Dutch Raleigh. |
| Thanks to Andy and Jacob for your info. This bike has a Sturmey Archer SAB3 Hub, and is marked 8, presumably 1978, 27" wheels marked STARAL SPECIAL FOR RALEIGH, Rustfree, and front and rear drum brakes similar to auto type. It is marked MADE IN ENGLAND, and Nottingham. That caliper at the back is definitely a lock, I accidently locked it, and had to take it apart to remove it. I have seen lots of Raleighs, but never one like this.|
| If it is from 1978, it will be a Nottingham build bike all right. Most of the roadster Raleigh build in Nottingham in the late 60's and the 70's will have Staral or van Schothorst rims. Van Schothorst is dutch (now Rigida), and I think it is the same with Staral (or maybe Staral is belgian?).|
Most classic Raleighs i Denmark and Holland are - if they are not coasterbrake models - equipped with S-A drumbrakes, cable- or rodoperated.
| Rigida, Dutch, French, Malaysian and the owners of Weinmann Metal Products - China.|
Matthew - still out there somewhere
| Okay, used to be...|
I'm in need of a raleigh sports stem. mine is bent. please let me know if you have one you'd like to sell. It doesn't have to have the raleigh stamp, it's for a phillips.
| I have a John Marston "GOLDEN SUNBEAM" 3 speed rear axle,28" Romanium aluminum rims, mechanical rod brakes front and rear. It has a patent number 15493/05 on chain guard, gas light. Stored in a barn for 80 years, it has surface rust but solid condition. Thinking of selling, any idea on value?|
| Hello, If you decide to sell your bike please send me an e-mail. If you have a digital camera please send some photos.|
Thank You, Glenn
| You really have something there! Wow! worthy to be restored! A collectors dream! |
| Look at this very early New Hudson with those valanced fenders and Lucas oil lights. |
Really nice bike.