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    1958 ? - Raleigh - Help Please

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    Working 1958 dated SA 3 Speed rear Dynohub. Items missing: Rear light, grips, pump, sprocket cover, reflector. Front wheel is pretty rusty, but true. Rear is true and will probably clean up. Serial number: 49478 RA

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    1. Is it a Sports Tourist?
    2. Color is a dark Maroon. Is that right or has it been messed with?

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    Yeah, that looks like about 1958. The stem has been changed, though, and maybe the bars. Could be the bars got bent and they couldn't find the old style bars with the thinner middle section so they had to replace the stem.
    Looking at the patina on the decals, I think that's the original paint. You'd usually see places in the corners and behind the accessories where the repainters didn't get it right and I don't see that here. That's sort of a rare color to see on a Raleigh, it seems that it was usually on Rudges but I don't think Raleigh bought Rudge till '59.
    Good looking bike. I wonder if it has stainless spokes. Those polish up real nice.
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    Thanks! Are the bars and stem the same as later models? Also, I found a options list from 1959 and it listed a "Rich Burgundy" optional paint color. That must be it. How should I clean it?
    Last edited by rmwill; 01-13-14 at 07:30 AM.
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    They're very similar. I forget if there was a change or not. Some of the bikes had a longer stem and some had wider or narrower bars but I think that was more by model than by year.
    If there's not much pitting, I clean a bike with lemon oil furniture polish and then polish it with Kitt Scratch Out or Macguire's...Um I forget what they call theirs. If it's pitted and rusty, I'll scrub it with boiled linseed oil and a scotchbrite pad, then wipe off the excess.
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    Decided to put it up for sale. Any thoughts on the price?

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    Last edited by Barrettscv; 03-08-14 at 09:39 AM.
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    Might be a UK spec Superbe

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    Step through (less desirable) frame style in needs some love condition and missing some original parts = $50. Sold one more complete, a 1961 model, for $40 recently, but no dynohub. Saddle, bars and stem are a turn off to someone who wants to restore, as sourcing parts can be expensive. Usually cheaper to pay more for one with the right parts.

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