Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Beaumont, Tx
Bikes: Raleigh Sports: hers. Vianelli Professional & Bridgestone 300: mine
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Yes, you'll need to grunt the fork back in shape, but no biggie.
Generally skip-tooth chain signals a pre-WW2 bike, but I don't know the cut-off. The L-shape seat post is also an earlier feature.
Cool bike anyway! Don't go off looking for rattle-can paint! Squirt oil everywhere, disassemble, take care of all the rusty (search for OA rust removal threads here ) polish up the paint, grease/reassemble everything, and go for a ride on the original tires. Hint: you may need new tubes.