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.