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Old 10-16-10, 01:26 PM
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Novice Raleigh Sports Questions

I have had a couple of Sports come through my house and they have all for the most part looked the same. This one is very different than others I have seen. Theres no date on the hub. The shifter is a twist action.



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Late 1960s, I believe, based on the "Raleigh" font and the space-age chainguard. Great color!

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Is the front rim the same style as the rear? The rear is an Endrick pattern, which typically was used on the second tier bikes that Raleigh produced. I believe it may have been swapped out somewhere along the way if it is different from the front.

I also agree with Neal...looks like 60's to me.

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On the rims, I picked a set of his/hers 1962 Sports a few years back, and both had TCWIII coaster-brake 3-speed hubs and Endrick pattern rims front and rear. I believe instead of the DL-22 model #, Raleigh used an S-22 for the same bike with lower-end components.

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But don't the solid fender stays and pressed steel rack indicate an upper level "group" ?
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But don't the solid fender stays and pressed steel rack indicate an upper level "group" ?
That means it was a Raleigh. I have a 197? Sports Standard that has Endrick pattern rims, no pump pegs and no head light bracket and a vinyl saddle. The one I have was made in Malaysia. It didn't come with a rack, but those were available as a dealer installed option, but it does have the solid stays. It was later sold as a the LTD. FWIW every one of the made in Malaysia bikes I have come across has the undated hub.

Unfortunately the only 1960's catalog available on the web is from 1969.

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If you mean a Superbe, that was Raleigh's top of the line bike in the Sports line.

The most valuable upgrades to English three speeds is to outfit them with alloy wheels and a modern wide range IGH hub.
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Originally Posted by wahoonc
Unfortunately the only 1960's catalog available on the web is from 1969.
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From somewhere, I downloaded the 1962 catalog. Here's the Sports page, fwiw (I don't mean to claim that the OP's bike is a 1962--it's certainly later). Note the S22 model on the lower right:



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