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Old 11-12-07, 07:33 PM   #1
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Dating a Raleigh Sports

Hi gang. I picked this up and am very interested as to the year of this bike. The hub has the numbers 68 and after a space, 7. The serial number on the bottom bracket is 4285699. I don't know how to thumbnail pics, but I took a couple shots of it here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/2045379...7603122348506/

From what I've been reading, the two digit stamp on the hub indicates the year (so 68?) but I just wanted to be sure. Thanks so much for any info!
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The hub date looks right based on the pictures. All of my Raleighs are newer, so I am not sure what to look for on to confirm the 1968 date. Neat looking chain guard too.

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Old 11-12-07, 08:46 PM   #3
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The hub date looks right based on the pictures. All of my Raleighs are newer, so I am not sure what to look for on to confirm the 1968 date. Neat looking chain guard too.

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Great! I figured it was probably a 68, but searching around I didn't see the color scheme on this one associated with the ones from that year. Just wanted to be sure, though. Thanks for your help!
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I have a '66 Sports and have had a few early 60s models pass through my hands, and the biggest difference with your model is that funky Jetson's shaped chainguard. It's cool! Also, I'd expect to see rubber-block pedals rather than steel cage, so yours are perhaps not original to the bike. Nice bike though.

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Old 11-12-07, 11:27 PM   #5
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hey that's a beauty! and neal's right, that chainguard is sweet!
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The color is great! Enjoy the ride! BTW, I have a '69 Sports in the basement and it has the traditional chainguard with the Schwinn type black rubber diamond shape (for better foot traction) impressed pedals.
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Thanks for all the info guys! It's a really sweet looking ride. I forgot to mention, I had the shifter changed at the LBS to a sturmey trigger type (the type that came with it was a really inefficient grip shifter, which I still have). Maybe that will help? I think I have a unique one with the Spacely Sprocket chainguard!
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