1969 Raleigh Superbe, owned by a forum member. Just finished a pretty intensive clean-up of it:
Obligatory fork lock picture:
Great looking bike.
For the snow bound forum members.......I wore sandals to work today !!!
Originally Posted by ScottryderOriginally Posted by khatfullhmmm, and I was going to comment that Kurt should have swept off the leaves from the driveway before snapping those pictures...Originally Posted by sauze
Cool bike, I've never seen that locking fork thing before, interesting.
Last edited by atmdad; 02-03-11 at 10:21 AM.
Very nice. I want one like that but in 23".
Beautiful Superbe! And I commend your use of a friction shifter mounted to the top tube. Looks great and easy to use. I really want to try that now.
It's remarkable to find those top tube levers intact as the plastic they're made from seems to have been inspired by Simplex Delrin.
Honestly, I was thinking it might be this:
The one depicted is rather nice too. One of these years I need to get off my duff and make mine look worthy.
The search for inner peace continues...
Where is the indexing mechanism? They look much like any friction shifter.
Nice!! Wonder if they ever made any for short people? Everyone I've seen is too tall, 30+ stand over.
Great looking bike. Give Manny my regards.
I met him at NAHBS last year, very smart guy.
The bike is cool in so many ways, gadgets and overall.
You will not believe how fast I used to be...
1979 Centurion Semi Pro
1982 Lotus Classique
1986 De Rosa Professional SLX
1987 D'Arienzo (Basso)
1995 Hot Tubes TT
1998 Kestrel KM 40 Airfoil
1998 Trek Y-Foil
2006 Cinelli XLR8R-2
2011 Eddy Merckx EMX3
2014 Wraith "Hustle" (best value in a steel frame today, IMO)
Campione Del Mondo Immaginario
Is that an original AW hub? I don't have any pre-1969 catalogs to know what the Superbe was running at the time. I know the '64s were a very interesting, two-tone example with green metallic Bluemels fenders; worked on one once. I've never seen one photographed online.
ohhh 3 speed love!
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ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.
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