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Raleigh Sports - YES!!

Old 06-23-10, 10:08 PM
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Raleigh Sports - YES!!

While I’m very happy with my modest little collection of bikes, one bike I’ve always wanted to add is an English three-speed…preferably a Raleigh Sports…but I need one with a larger frame. So I was quite happy to see this listed on the auction site…the seller took my best offer, and it’s a local pickup…I’m on vacation this week…can’t wait to pick this one up.

Here’s a few photos from the seller…they’re not the best, but would anyone know what year this might be?

Thanks!
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Old 06-23-10, 10:21 PM
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I'd guess late '60s, possibly early '70s.
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Old 06-24-10, 03:48 AM
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Looks like an early 70's to me. The hub date should tell you when you get it.

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Old 06-24-10, 05:44 AM
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Raleigh introduced the adjustable brakess in '74. This bike doesn't have them, so it's not newer than a '73.
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I'd say late 60's...no reflectors on the pedals. Nice that it still has the B72...the most comfortable IMO.

It has the braze-ons for the mudguard. The grips look like replacement Schwinns?

Lose the dynamo!...please?
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Old 06-24-10, 11:06 AM
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+1 to late 60's or early 70's. It looks very similar to my friend's matched pair of 72's.
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Thanks for the info everyone...I think the dynamo will be the first to go when I get it...
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Dynamos can be pretty useful with modern electronics, although the bottle type still has a fair amount of drag.
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Also looks similar to a 1972 I have. Good luck with your new find!
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Originally Posted by IanHelgesen View Post
Dynamos can be pretty useful with modern electronics, although the bottle type still has a fair amount of drag.
Agreed but I like SA dynamo hubs on a Raleigh...it's just "right".
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