| Green 1946 Raleigh Clubman with all original parts including Brooks seat, built-in front wheel generator, saddlebag, 3-speed Sturmey Archer, aluminum fenders,location- Halifax, Nova Scotia, good condition - evertything works but needs new tires, best offer - email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I have owned this bike since 1946|
I don't wish to pry, but after 60 years of friendship and service, are you sure you wnat to part?
Matthew - a bike is for life not just for Christmas.
| Hello! I'm DEFINATLY interested!!! What kind of price would you expect. I'm sure we can come to some agreement. May I see some pics? Cheers! Steve|
| I cleaned the hub this evening and must apologize - the serial number is 49-9 which means that it really is a 1949 Raleigh Clubman. I know my father got it sometime around 1949-50 and I rode ever since the mid-50's.|
If you send me your e-mail - I will gladly send you some pictures. I have already had one offer for less than $500 and some other who are expressing interest. Once you see the pictures - let me know your location and we can go from there.
| Hello Folks,|
Check a whole host of Sturmey parts etc for sale as a job lot on eBay UK. They appear to come from a shop which shut over 30 years ago.
You know I am only acting as an informant.
Matthew - fatal exception: too much time on eBay!
| Item number: 6608899171 listed as various......|
| If you're interested in shipping to US, it's about 35 pounds avoirdupois I'm told.|
| Subject line says it all. The complete 1970 Raleigh catalogue is now available for viewing at The Headbadge:|
Excuse the site's infinite state of construction. Click the link for the Raleigh Catalogue Database to see the photos.
P.S.: Those looking to contact me through the Email Us or Contributions page will find that both are under construction. Simply email me at email@example.com.
| I have listed my 1959 Superbe on ebay. This is one I picked up in England last September, intending to add it to the "permanent" colelction, but sanity prevails and I must sell some bicycles; I just have too many old English bikes and some must go, quick before I buy some more!|
Anyhow, it's a pretty-much original Superbe Dawn Tourist, 26" wheels (not stainless) but with all the goodies. It has a FG four-speed dyno rear hub, original lights, DBU, B66 saddle, huge bag with original tools, pump, bell, even a mudflap on the front mudguard (albeit a repaired one, made from a scrap of linoleum from the looks of it). It has a gearcase, rod brakes and a locking fork (no key). It rides fine, and the brakes and gears work well. Tires are Michelins, fron almost new. The paint is old and scratched but it just oozes patina. I can picture the schoolmaster riding it to work in a small village all through the sixties, down to the pub in the evening with Dyno lights flickering, rain or shine. Anyhow, I forget the ebay number but look up Raleigh Superbe or Raleigh Bicycle and there it will be. I am Albion_Wheels. I have lots of other English bikes and parts, in case you want some of those, including a '61 Superbe in similar, maybe better, condition, but no gearcase, cable brakes and no DBU. Sorry about the shamefacedly self-serving nature of this posting. I do love these old things, though!
| Here is all of the information I have learned so far about my bikes, I've also posted this information of Bike Forums.|
I have three early 1960's Raleigh’s:
1963 Raleigh Sport - Ladies - in sky blue s/n 50978B (printed on seat post ring) It has a Sturmey-Archer 3-speed hub dated June 1963 and the top of the bottom bracket has a plastic lubrication port.
1961-1963 Raleigh Colt s/n 0178416 (stamped under the bottom bracket), model DL-58 in Burgundy AW 3-speed Sturmey-Archer hub dated May 1956 (not original to the bike) the top of the bottom bracket has a plastic lubrication port. I've had this bike since 1974. It was old when I got it. It came from a barn in Minnesota. The seat only had the frame and springs left, rusted fenders, rusted Northroad handlebars and a S/A TCW hub that was seized up. (Unfortunately I threw out the hub before I knew that the date code would have been on it, I was only 11, didn't know any better)
1964-1969 Raleigh Colt s/n 1112018 (stamped under bottom bracket), there is also a very faint "38" stamped directly under the serial number, model DL-58 in Burgundy, Perry B-100 coaster brake hub marked 40-14. Raleigh stamped front wheel with oil port and metal slide cover. No oil port on bottom bracket. This bike is all original with the exception of the seat (even has original Michelin Zig-Zag tires) I purchased it off the original owner on EBay recently.
I'm really trying to find out more information on dating the two Raleigh Colts. I've already tried using the charts on Oldroads.com and RetroRaleighs.com as far as the serial numbers go and have gotten no where. I have spoken with some very knowledgeable people on Oldroads.com (Matthew, Spike & Kurt) that have given me lots of information. From what I've learned the Raleigh Colt started in 1954 and used the same "Colt" graphic until 1969. The Raleigh logo was a bit different (in the early 1950's) as it was smaller and was outlined in white with gold and red triangles, diamonds and arrows through the middle of it. Apparently older English bikes prior to 1961 had metal oil caps in the top of the bottom bracket and the use of plastic oil caps stopped in 1964. The Raleigh logos used on all three of my Raleigh’s were just from the 60's as far as I know. The 1969 Colt still uses the gold outlined lettering which measures 5 3/4" x 1 5/8" on the chain guard and the downpost. The 1970 Colt has a new logo and it has "Raleigh Colt" printed directly on the chainguard. The new logo is 5 1/4" x 1 7/8". The 1970 model no longer uses the "Colt" graphic on the middle of the seat post. The Raleigh Colt was no longer produced after 1974 after having a 20 year run. I am not an expert on this subject, but I really enjoy these bikes as a hobby. I also own a 2002 special edition Cannondale "Bud Light" mountain bike and a 2005 Schwinn Sidewinder mountain bike.
If anyone out there can help me with more information on 1960 Raleigh’s, I'd really appreciate it very much. I'm also adding the link to photo's of these bikes.