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Old 05-29-10, 11:07 AM
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Different 70s Raleigh "Sport" on ebay

Someone in Atlanta is selling a "completely original" 3-speed Raleigh "Sport" on ebay. It's quite a bit different from any 3-speed Raleigh that I've ever seen. The listing doesn't say it's an English Raleigh, and it doesn't look like one. Could this be a re-branded Huffy or a Canadian or Asian made bike?

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http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-26-Ralei...item2307684713

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Someone in Atlanta is selling a "completely original" 3-speed Raleigh "Sport" on ebay. It's quite a bit different from any 3-speed Raleigh that I've ever seen. The listing doesn't say it's an English Raleigh, and it doesn't look like one. Could this be a re-branded Huffy or a Canadian or Asian made bike?

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Looks like a mid-80s Raleigh USA (i.e, when the Raleigh brand was managed by Huffy in the U.S.) based on the graphics design and countless other details. I may send a question to get the SA hub date.
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Never seen one like that before. The font has that Huffy look to it. Maybe an Asian frame? Still an SA hub.
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Huffy owned the rights to the Raleigh name in the U.S. from (I think) 1983 to 1986. They were mostly Asian imported bikes, with some of the real high-end stuff still out of Nottingham. Raleigh was retrenching at the time and pulled out of the U.S. Huffy found out and offered to license the name for the U.S. market. Raleigh took them up on it, but when the agreement expired they ended the arrangement.

I have one of those Raleighs, and it has graphics similar to that bike (in terms of the RALEIGH block font, etc.)
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I know that Huffy had some sort of relationship with Raleigh going back as far as the 50s and 60s as there are Huffy Sportsman bicycles around that appear to be the same bicycles as the Raleigh Sports bicycles. And then in 1982 Huffy started making some of the Raleigh bikes, if I understand correctly. But this one seems a bit odd. The stem looks almost like the stem on a Raleigh Sports and the rear reflector looks about right for a late 70s Sports and the rims look like Raleigh pattern rims but the rest just doesn't seem right including the fenders and brackets and a bunch of other stuff. Nice looking bicycle, and well maintained, too. Just needs a basket the right size to hold a six pack.
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