AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh 26" rod brake bicycle. AGE? posted by: Lane on 9/13/2007 at 4:41:59 PM
I have a black Raleigh women's 26 inch bicycle. It has rod brakes, Chaincase, red pinstriping and a Decal headbadge not riveted badge. Sturmey Archer hub is A.W. but no date or even hint. it does not say three Speed, it does say PATENT.

Any ideas on age? Thanks, Lane

FOR SALE:   a must for your Hercules 3-speed hub! posted by: Matthew on 9/13/2007 at 2:39:53 PM
NMA etc

Ebay item

I've never seen one. Its marked H-N-L so its a 3 speed lever.

Matthew - to err is human to eBay is cyber

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Normans posted by: Chuck on 9/13/2007 at 4:09:51 AM
Did Norman manufacture there own bikes in 1969?

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Normans posted by Jeff R on 9/13/2007 at 5:49:07 PM
In 1969 it would have been made by Raleigh. I have two Normans, a 1954 sports bike and a 1951 Invader. I don't know if Phillips made the Normans, but they have Phillips pedals, bottom brackets, front hub and headsets. The sports has Phillips style brakes, where as the Invader has GB Hinduminum (hope I spelled that correctly)brakes. The sports bike is regular steel, the Invader is 531 Reynolds tubing.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh Tourist production posted by: Frank on 9/12/2007 at 3:47:51 AM
Anyone know the aprroximate number of Tourist models made each by Raleigh, or or what precentage of production they accounted for. I know Carlton made Raleigh's peaked at 10,000 units in 1979 and sports models were in the 200,000 unit range.

   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh Tourist production posted by David Poston on 9/12/2007 at 11:17:01 AM
It seems that the Raleigh Tourist dates back to at least the 1930s. I have a 1938 Raleigh catalogue with the Raleigh Tourist. However, it seems the DL-1 was for export only. Why? I'm curious to know what years the DL-1 was exported to the US.

   RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Raleigh Tourist production posted by Chris on 9/19/2007 at 10:22:42 AM
1980 was the last year. They made the bike in England up to 1987 I took delivery of two of the last seven to leave the Nottingham wharehouse. They were green, had been renamed "Royal Roadster" by then.

ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Wow...35 Tourist posted by: Warren on 9/10/2007 at 4:11:53 PM
This is sweet.

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   RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS: Wow...35 Tourist posted by Neal on 9/10/2007 at 8:11:06 PM
Nice! The AW-9 rear hub makes it a 1939, however. I have the same unrestored bike in a 1937 model--those Terry seats will outlast us all.



   Wow...39 Tourist posted by Matthew on 9/11/2007 at 10:42:03 AM
Hmm, the stem and handlebars have been replaced at some point.

Nicely original in other aspects.

Matthew - more whoa than wow