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Old 06-01-08, 06:55 PM   #1
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On the Raleigh serial warpath again (ISO serial #'s)

http://www.jaysmarine.com/TH_raleigh_serials.html

I got up the nerve to try the Raleigh serial number chart decoding again, but I thought I'd try the most common of the lot this time - serials from Sports, Superbes & Sprites built between 1960 and 1973.

That said, I need the assistance of you fellows once again, for serial numbers of Raleighs (only those of which the date of the machine has already been definitely determined by the hub and paintjob) to add to the database.

That said, if anyone wishes to participate this is what I will need (I will require everything on this list):

#1: Serial number & serial number location (please make sure you do not miss any digits - don't guess without noting such guesses if the serial is hard to read)
#2: Sturmey rear hub month & year
#3: Sturmey front hub date (if equipped stock with Dynohub, Superbes only)
(In the case of the Sprites, any background info and the photo will suffice in place of the hub dates)
#4: Photograph (to make sure that the hub date coincides with the frame)
#5: Location of manufacture - go by the transfer on the top tube (Nottingham) or a sticker on the seattube (Holland, Raleigh of South Africa, etc)
#6: Men's or women's frame

Only Raleigh Sports, Superbes & Sprites from 1960 through 1973 are needed.

If you are concerned about the privacy of your serial number, please note that the actual chart and specific data will not be released to the public - the only thing that will be published are the actual or approximate serial cutoff points for each year that the research will (hopefully) uncover, and the convention of the serial system itself.

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Old 06-03-08, 09:31 AM   #2
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Old 06-03-08, 04:46 PM   #3
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Kurt...just so you don't feel slighted

I have a 1972 Superbe: Front hub 12-71, Rear hub 11-71, the serial number is mostly unreadable, but the last 5 appear to be 12392, Nottingham built Serial number is located on the top surface of the top tube/seatpost lug.

I also have one of the Malaysian built Sports, it is the one with the undated hub. But I am pretty sure I can read the serial number on that one. I also have a 1971 Colt and a 1974 Ladies framed Sport.

BTW the Superbe also has the color matched Prestube rack, it wasn't installed in this picture.

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Old 06-03-08, 04:51 PM   #4
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Thanks, Aaron. By any chance, can you make out how many digits precede the readable numbers? I've found that a bright LED flashlight in a dark room usually helps.

Would be interested in the Malaysian Sports, even if it is from 1974 or later and uses the newer system. Would be interesting to confirm what the country code for Malaysian-built machines is.

The Colt would also be of interest - should have the same serial system.

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Kurt,
The numbers I can read appear to be the last five. I will find the LED when I get home and give it another look.

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Kurt,
The numbers I can read appear to be the last five. I will find the LED when I get home and give it another look.

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Whoops - meant to say "precede," not follow.

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