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    1951 Raleigh Clubman Score!

    Just got this 51 Raleigh Clubman today in trade for an older midrange mountain bike and a tandem overhaul! Seems to be all there except for the saddle. It definitely needs some TLC but I think for now I am just going to get it riding again and have it fully restored later. I would start a restoration now but I really want to see how it rides.

    Now if I could only find a set of fenders and a light
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    Bikes are cool, even the dumb ones.

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    Beautiful!
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Wow, what a great score, congrats! That bike has tremendous character as it is, are you planning to do a radical re-finish?

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    Neat!
    Does it indicate the tube set?
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    Needless to say, my kinda bike. Original crank, Dunlop Special Lightweight Stainless rims, the rest isn't too hard to get other than the mudguards. Sweet.

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    Its Reynolds 531 tubing and I was thinking about doing a total restoration, redoing the paint and chrome but the more I look at it the more I like the patina. So I might keep it as is appearance wise and just ride the crap out of it.
    Bikes are cool, even the dumb ones.

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    Sweet! Except that hub says 1950, so that's likely the year? I just showed these in another thread, but here are pics of my 1950 Clubman, which came to me in somewhat worse condition than yours, and a pic of my 1951, which is reasonably well preserved.

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    I saw one of those in really nice shape, with the original celluloid mudguards in good condition, listed on ebay once with a Buy It Now of $200 or $300 - forget which. Didn't go for it. Thanks for the reminder. One of my favorite Raleighs, historically.

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    Oops, 1950. I guess I should look at my own pictures. The guy kept saying it was a 51 so I just assumed.
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    Fwiw, the 1950 and 51 models were pretty much identical as far as I can tell. Both came with 27" wheels and Dunlop Special Lightweight steel rims. Looks like yours has original parts that are especially hard to find: rims, crankset, brakes, levers, and stem. That front dynohub should have a date code as well.

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    Whoa purebikes ! You're the MAN ! What a score!
    I don't think I'll see one of these in my lifetime, and tonight you'll be sitting on one ! (After you reinstall the saddle of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
    ... here are pics of my 1950 Clubman, ... and a pic of my 1951

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    Neal - you have TWO of them? - and the rest of us can only ogle?
    How does that make you feel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    Neal - you have TWO of them? - and the rest of us can only ogle?
    How does that make you feel?
    I'm on top of the world, Ma!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
    I'm on top of the world, Ma!

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    I want that crank.
    Did these come in a 23" frame?
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    I think the 51 model came in 22" frames only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    Sorry, that was an obscure film quote. I'll send a vintage part to the first person to identify it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
    Sorry, that was an obscure film quote. I'll send a vintage part to the first person to identify it.

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    White Heat - Jimmy Cagney.

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    Damn, got here too late!

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    Quote Originally Posted by purebikes View Post
    Oops, 1950. I guess I should look at my own pictures. The guy kept saying it was a 51 so I just assumed.
    Probably a 1951 model; it says 50 10 on the hub, so the hub was built in October, 1950, so it was probably built into a 1951 bike.

    I call my DL-1 a 1966; it has a 65 12 hub.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    White Heat - Jimmy Cagney.
    Hah! Good call. PM me your address, and I'll send you the prize.

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    Very sweet! I vote, clean it, oil it, ride it!

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    Beautiful bike! pardon me while I stand back and drool for a while... muttering incoherently under my breath...

    ... what's the stem? Looks nice-- hand made chromed steel?

    ... it might be nice with a drop bar...

    ... find a bullet shaped lamp housing and build an LED light into it, that'll give a lot more light than an original one with an incandescent bulb...

    ... yeah, with the 50 10 date on the hub, I'd think it's a '51 but what do I know...

    Don't rush into a restoration until you've got it looking as good as possible with the original paint. Oil and wax will make a big difference. Show us more pictures! Congratulations, at any rate! Where are you located?

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    Nice catch. That's a rare find.
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    What does it weigh? How does it ride? Is that an AW hub or something else?

    nlerner, did this bike originally come with mudguards or chainguard?
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