Classic & Vintage - anyone know anything about the raleigh triumph?
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I got this bike about a month ago. seems solid. I think its from the 80s but I cant find any info on this model anywhere. can someone help me out? just trying to find out about it.
Raleigh bought out Triumph motorcycle company back in 54. Question is which Triumph do you have??
The 54-57 Triumph was a typical British towner commuter bike with a internal 3 speed rear hub that was more of a utility bicycle that most Brits relied on to get around. If your lucky you might still be able to see the date stamp on the rear hub. Some Triumphs just had Triumph without the Raleigh, but those would be followed by another name like Sportster, Frenzy
Here's a site with a lot more info: http://sheldonbrown.com/raleigh.html
And here's another with more frame number info (if you can still read it): http://www.oldroads.com/ra_sn.asp
Then in 72 the Triumph name came back but the bike was made in Holland not England; see: http://fredhaj.tripod.com/72triumphpage.html
These bikes were actually pretty neat bikes and extremily reliable...unusual for something made in Britain during those years!
05-22-09, 06:39 PM
I had "Triumph Teneriffe" when I was a kid around 1968,single speed in metalic chocolate brown,heaviest slowest ugliest dang bike I ever had !
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