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Not sure what Raleigh model. Any ideas

Old 03-29-16, 03:06 PM
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Not sure what Raleigh model. Any ideas

Hi guys and gals!
Hope you are very well!

I found this bike ( in pristine condition even with original tires, saddle like new, )
It even has the user manual in excellent condition.
Made in England
It doesn't have a model or name.
I have searched around online and don't see anything similar
Specially the 2 tone green/white
Any ideas?

thanks a lot
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Old 03-29-16, 03:08 PM
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Try theheadbadge.com. Lots of Raleigh catalogs. Low grade components, similar to a Record or Sprite.

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What size are the wheels? Also, is there a serial number on it? Based on the Rampar logo, I think it would be from the late 70's or somewhere in the 80's.
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The fork doesn't match, but it looks otherwise similar to a 1978 Sprite.
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Hi!
serial: NE 5216856
wheels 26

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Here's the link to the catalog page I was basing this off of.

'The Headbadge' - Vintage bicycle information

Like I said - it doesn't match any catalog image I am seeing, but it is a Nottingham made Rampar/Raleigh.
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I don't see a pdel name anywhere on bike.
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I don't see a model name anywhere on bike.
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Looks like it is a 1975 model according to serial but don't see it in catalog:
'The Headbadge': 1975 Raleigh Catalog
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Could be a Canadian market bike.
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That bike looks amazing! Excellent work!
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Yes it might be possible although I think the US and Canada shared the same models.

Thanks!
Yes it looks very very close to new.
It was in storage.
It even has original raleigh tires.

I would love to keep it but flirting with the idea of selling it after a
friend offered me $300
Any ideas of how much could I ask for it.
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Yes it might be possible although I think the US and Canada shared the same models.

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Yes it looks very very close to new.
It was in storage.
It even has original raleigh tires.

I would love to keep it but flirting with the idea of selling it after a
friend offered me $300
Any ideas of how much could I ask for it.
That would be for another thread in the valuation forum.

I could give the smart-aleck answer that you could ask a few billion dollars for it, but that wouldn't be helpful.
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Except that it's from a friend, I'd take that $300 like I stole it.

But this bike looks like it was built up in the mid-70's and placed in a nitrogen filled, opaque container and kept at 70 for several decades. The fact that it is in brand new condition throws off the valuation.
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US and Canada models varied most years. I think it's an early 70's model with the Huret gears. Mid 70's they went over to Simplex for the entry level models. Most Canadian model serial numbers began with RC, the US models were RA. Maybe it's a Netherlands bike?

Take the $300 and run!!!!!
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I'd sell it for $300 and I'm in a "hot" bike market. Take it!!! Plus it just might give your friend a lot of pleasure.
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Those are the same pedals that were on my 68 Sprite
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according to this page:
Raleigh Serial Numbers & Charts
it is from1975
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I haven't seen those little zinc cable cover holder clips on bikes since the 70's. Bizarre. The bike looks brand new!
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Hi
yes I would say it is very close to new, even original tires!

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It sure looks like this circa 1974 Super Course Mark II.

Vintage Raleigh Super Course Mark 2 road bike
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The SCM2 was a midrange touring bike, so perhaps the fenders and upright bars were an aftermarket or dealer addition for a model lower than the SCM2 (considering the lack of chromed fork and stays).
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paint scheme looks similar but Not sure.... mine is 5 speed and not 10.
Also the decals and fron hub are different
Also top tube has some kind of cable guide while mine has clips cable holders.
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