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    Even though she doesn't, she is beautiful and I couldn't say no. . .

    RSW16 purchased from original owner who still had the original bill of sale. She cost $95 in June of 1966. The cut in the rear fender is where an electric motor was installed. Absolutely beautiful chrome--no rust, no pitting. Some scratches on the frame.




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    Sweet lookin ride and so is the twenty.
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    woooohhhhoooooooo
    i like that old stuff

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    Did the headlight come with the bike? I want a bullet light too!

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    Nice!

    Much better shape than the folding version I have.

    I have never seen one in the US with the lights and dyno hub. I have a head light and dyno hub that I purchased from a fellow enthusiast in the UK, but have yet to source a proper tail light. In the UK the tail light was usually fender mounted and was a reflector and light, at least on all the examples I have seen.

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    Great score, it's in beautiful condition!

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    Nice... Makes the Twenty look HUGE...
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    very nice. now I'm going to have to add the RSW16 to my list of wants.
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    Good one!

    Look at the old price lists sometime; they're posted at Retroraleighs.com, or some such. The RSW-16 deluxe (that's what you have) was one of Raleigh's most expensive bikes at the time-- up there with the Super Course and Superbe.

    Re the lights, you just gotta love 'em. The front mudguard is specially shaped to accept the headlight; headlight and taillight are solidly attached, with internally run wires. The wires for the taillight run through a plastic tube with a piece of spring steel that presses it up against the underside of the mudguard; clever and effective design.

    Is there any way to fix the rear mudguard and put that tail light back where it belongs? Properly mounted at the rear, it looks very cool.

    My wife has one, which I maintain for her of course. I wired a bridge rectifier into the headlight, and replaced the little incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs, for vastly improved light.

    Another nice feature --lost on yours, I'm afraid-- was the way the rear rack and mudguard were integrated. A tartan shoulder bag clipped onto the rack with another clever (and practically invisible) mechanism. The shoulder bags haven't fared well....

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