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    Picked up a Made-in-England 1960's(?) Raleigh with Sturmey-Archer internal 3 speed!

    $40 from local craigslist! There is another one in Portland going for $150. It is in great condition. Only thing we need to do is re-finish the Brooks saddle. My wife found it and now I want one for myself.
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    Nice, yours seems to be in pretty good shape, great price. There should be a two-digit date code on the rear hub for an exact age.

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    Need larger pictures please...

    Aaron
    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
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    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

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    Probably later than 60's with that down tube logo, I don't recall seeing white till the later years, but it's not like I see them all...
    Nice find, who's going to ride this one, I mean are you going to let your wife?
    http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    Need larger pictures please...

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    OK, I don't know how. In some of my other posts, my pics enlarge but for some reason this one doesn't. Any suggestions?

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    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ride-Fly View Post
    OK, I don't know how. In some of my other posts, my pics enlarge but for some reason this one doesn't. Any suggestions?
    Host them somewhere like Webshots or Flicker and direct link to them is one way.

    Aaron
    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

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    Ride-Fly,

    One of the better sites on identifying Raleighs is The Headbadge: http://www.jaysmarine.com/bikecollection.html

    Take some time and explore the site, it's creator is an active member on this forum and will most likely chime in soon.

    Another excellent site is Retro Raleighs: http://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/
    1968 Robin Hood 3 speed...1970's Raleigh Sports Pathracer
    1972 Raleigh Sports............1973 Raleigh Sports
    1974 Raleigh Grand Prix......1974 Raleigh Grand Prix (made in Holland)
    1969 Peugeot UO-18...........1971 Peugeot UO-8
    1980's Giant Project.............2007 Trek 3700 mountain bike
    1971 German 3 speed.........1977 Motobecane Super Mirage Mixte
    1970 Raleigh Twenty...........1972 Raleigh Sports (donor bike)
    1954 Humber Sports (my newest project)

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    You guys and gals (just in case Bianchi Girl is reading) are AWESOME!!! Thanks for all the helpful tips and links!

    @ David Newton & ftwelder--my wife will be the main rider of this bike. It will probably get ridden 2 or 3 times a year. :[ I am impressed by the knowledge you both have. It is stamped 12-72.

    @ wahoonc--I'll try but I've never used flikr or any other webhosting picture site.

    @ gbalke --I'll show these to the wifey, she'll ge a kick out of them.

    Thanks again everyone!!

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    12 72 means it is most likely a 1973. Here is a link to the 1973 Catalog page from the Head Badge.

    Aaron
    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

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    There are three old Superbes, sitting at a local business. There is also a near mint Hercules there. I have to go get them, one of these days. Perhaps today, if my wife will let me use my truck.

    Stolen_Sorted_Superbe_1..jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
    There are three old Superbes, sitting at a local business. There is also a near mint Hercules there. I have to go get them, one of these days. Perhaps today, if my wife will let me use my truck.

    Stolen_Sorted_Superbe_1..jpg
    Wow, what a gold mine!! Love the patina on those Superbes. Thanks for sharing.

    Ah, where did you say these were??

    This message was sent from my Black Berry while on my way up to Ontario.
    1968 Robin Hood 3 speed...1970's Raleigh Sports Pathracer
    1972 Raleigh Sports............1973 Raleigh Sports
    1974 Raleigh Grand Prix......1974 Raleigh Grand Prix (made in Holland)
    1969 Peugeot UO-18...........1971 Peugeot UO-8
    1980's Giant Project.............2007 Trek 3700 mountain bike
    1971 German 3 speed.........1977 Motobecane Super Mirage Mixte
    1970 Raleigh Twenty...........1972 Raleigh Sports (donor bike)
    1954 Humber Sports (my newest project)

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