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Old 11-12-08, 04:06 PM   #1
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Head lamp on Vintage Raleigh Sprite

So I was wondering, back in the 1970's, did the Raleigh Sprite come with a head lamp and if so, what brand? A lot of these bikes seem to have a Sturmey-Archer head lamp. Was this an add-on?

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I don't see it as an OEM part in the Raleigh catalogs that are online, and my guess is that the most likely add on from that era would have been a Union bottle generator w/ head and tail lamps.

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Or you can use one of those square lights (uses two "D" batteries) that attach to the lamp bracket that looks like this...

if you have one, of course.
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So I was wondering, back in the 1970's, did the Raleigh Sprite come with a head lamp and if so, what brand? A lot of these bikes seem to have a Sturmey-Archer head lamp. Was this an add-on?

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My Sprite 10 speed came with Sturmey Archer front and rear lights powered by a SA Dynohub on the front.

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Depends on the model and whether someone paid for an upgrade to the dyno hub or purchased an aftermarket set. SA did make(or at least branded) a sidewall generator set, but AFAIK it was not sold in great numbers in the USA. Union, Soubitez and Sanyo were the more common ones.

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I do have the light mounting bracket and I recently acquired the SA dynohub and lights. Thanks to all who replied.

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