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Old 04-14-12, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by tlt31


Here's where it's at now. A bike shop was able to take off the other cup with a wrench.


Lookin' sharp, tlt31!

What's that riding along with you in the front?
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Old 04-24-12, 09:06 PM
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1973 SC owned since new. repainted twice, very little remains as stock. I still like it and ride frequently.
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You chose a fine steed 39 years ago....Good to see it's still serving you well! (Goes to show that Super Courses are loyal and true!)

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1973 SC owned since new. repainted twice, very little remains as stock. I still like it and ride frequently.
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More Raleigh spammage from me

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Originally Posted by echo2011
More Raleigh spammage from me
Yummy Spam ya got there.
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Old 04-26-12, 09:52 PM
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more spam, same 1973 SC as in post #453 above, but outfitted as commuter, thumb shifters, fenders, etc. . Yes, the seat post looks too tall, but I'm 6'-8" and its only a 25-1/2" frame. Still rides great!


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Originally Posted by BigBlue
more spam, same 1973 SC as in post #453 above, but outfitted as commuter, thumb shifters, fenders, etc. . Yes, the seat post looks too tall, but I'm 6'-8" and its only a 25-1/2" frame. Still rides great!


When you really like a bike, there's no problem having more seat post showing, BB.
I have a few like that (and I'm way shorter than you.)
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Originally Posted by jeirvine
Yummy Spam ya got there.
+1. That was a great emerald green and white combo they did back then. If I was adding a SC to my collection now, that would be the color I'd seek out.
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Acquired this last night. Long story. Had the choice of 2 locally. One was a rust bucket, and then there was this one, both priced the same. Lesson learned for the 100th time--crappy CL photos don't always show rust.

Seller said it's a 1972. Take a look at it and the serial number--is he correct?




















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My 74's serial number in stamped on the underside of the BB shell...I'm not sure of the earlier years though, someone else will chime in that does I'm sure. Here's some more info, and this is how I found mine...the seller didn't have a clue when I asked.

https://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/dating.html

Kurts site:
https://www.kurtkaminer.com/TH_raleigh_serials.html

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Originally Posted by echo2011
My 74's serial number in stamped on the underside of the BB shell...I'm not sure of the earlier years though, someone else will chime in that does I'm sure. Here's some more info, and this is how I found mine...the seller didn't have a clue when I asked.

https://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/dating.html

Kurts site:
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Thanks--Kurt's site has the info--looks like a '73. That was a good year for me and cycling.

Also, both bikes had identical bar tape, leading me to surmise it might be original. Any thoughts?
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Yep, looks original to me...my white tape was original to, a bit dirty, but cleaned up very well.
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I reported to the police that my Super Course was stolen in February. I was too embarrassed to report it here because I had just reported my stolen Surly Cross Check recovered.


I found the Super Course on Wednesday. I had locked it at the train station. It stood there all this time and appears to have received absolutely no damage.


Would you like to know what kind of doofus I am? FIRST CLASS!

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Originally Posted by echo2011
Yep, looks original to me...my white tape was original to, a bit dirty, but cleaned up very well.
The white tape took me back to another bike. Had a super clean 24" '71 International about 10 years ago. It had white platic tape which I believe was original. Doubled my money when I sold it, but I'd buy it back in a heartbeat for what I sold it.

Forgive the crappy photo of a photo.


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Originally Posted by Mercian Rider
Thanks--Kurt's site has the info--looks like a '73. That was a good year for me and cycling.

Also, both bikes had identical bar tape, leading me to surmise it might be original. Any thoughts?
My Green late '71 SC had green plastic bar tape too. I took it off but saved it in a box with the other bits I replaced. Nice find ya got there, and super nice lugs on that thing. Seat looks comfy too.
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I once had a 23.5" coffee '72 SC. This looks very similar (apart from the color), but mine had a few minor differences:
1. The label "Raleigh" was in gold script on the downtube.
2. My Simplex derailleur had a red label instead of a silver one like yours.
3. The lugs were slightly different on mine.

The bar wrap looks original, as does the Stronglight cottered crank. The seat looks like a Brooks B-15 (I still have mine--most comfortable seat I've ever ridden), and the white Carlton brake hoods were a nice touch.

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Originally Posted by David Laird
I once had a 23.5" coffee '72 SC. This looks very similar (apart from the color), but mine had a few minor differences:
1. The label "Raleigh" was in gold script on the downtube.
2. My Simplex derailleur had a red label instead of a silver one like yours.
3. The lugs were slightly different on mine.

The bar wrap looks original, as does the Stronglight cottered crank. The seat looks like a Brooks B-15 (I still have mine--most comfortable seat I've ever ridden), and the white Carlton brake hoods were a nice touch. The saddle on mine might be a B-17 narrow--I'll check.

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You can't see it in the photo, but the '71 International had the gold script decal too.

On the Capella lugs--I've read production ceased in 1966. I've also read some surmise that during the bike boom, when demand and production were high, Carlton sometimes ran out of Nervex and other standard lugs, and resorted to using the older Capellas, which I imagine took longer to braze because of the longer shoreline. Can anyone here confirm or refute that? The brazing on my SC is pretty clean. The worst brazing I've ever seen, however, was on a similar vintage International with Capella lugs--huge globs of brazing material oozing out of the lugs with no apparent effort to clean it up, plus big gaps elsewhere.
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[QUOTE=auchencrow;14154006That's a pretty one Mercian rider![/QUOTE]

Thanks, and thanks also for your advice when I was thinking of buying it!
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Originally Posted by Mercian Rider
You can't see it in the photo, but the '71 International had the gold script decal too.

On the Capella lugs--I've read production ceased in 1966. I've also read some surmise that during the bike boom, when demand and production were high, Carlton sometimes ran out of Nervex and other standard lugs, and resorted to using the older Capellas, which I imagine took longer to braze because of the longer shoreline. Can anyone here confirm or refute that? The brazing on my SC is pretty clean. The worst brazing I've ever seen, however, was on a similar vintage International with Capella lugs--huge globs of brazing material oozing out of the lugs with no apparent effort to clean it up, plus big gaps elsewhere.

The issues with the quality on Capella lugged bikes makes a lot of sense. If they only went to those lugs during production spikes, one would think that this labor is where they'd cut corners.
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I am pleased to announce the new arrival of a 1975 Super Course MKII. I purchased this today and I am a proud owner.It looks to me to be totally original and there is no rust to be found.
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I am pleased to announce the new arrival of a 1975 Super Course MKII. I purchased this today and I am a proud owner.It looks to me to be totally original and there is no rust to be found.
Congrats! Nice bike you got there, I love how these ride, very fast, nimble/responsive.
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Originally Posted by AlphaRed
I am pleased to announce the new arrival of a 1975 Super Course MKII. I purchased this today and I am a proud owner.It looks to me to be totally original and there is no rust to be found.

Attaboy A-Red!
Welcome to the Illustrious Society of Raleigh SC Owner's! (A great color combo BTW!)
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I am pleased to announce the new arrival of a 1975 Super Course MKII. I purchased this today and I am a proud owner.It looks to me to be totally original and there is no rust to be found.
You made the right decision, and that's a great year for a Super Course - all Suntoury and barconified. Zero upgrades needed, except maybe bar wrap, and you've got that covered.
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Originally Posted by jeirvine
You made the right decision, and that's a great year for a Super Course - all Suntoury and barconified. Zero upgrades needed, except maybe bar wrap, and you've got that covered.
Not suntour but huret. I am considering changing the pieces.
Any recommendations?

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