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1960s Raleigh Olympic??

Old 12-02-10, 09:51 AM
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1960s Raleigh Olympic??

Was there such a model?

In the early eighties when I was in my mid-teens I had a bad wreck on my bike and was given a beautiful old Raleigh by a friend of my mothers.

He said it was about a 1966, I can't recall a lot of details but it had a Brooks saddle and it was light blue in color. I do seem to recall that it had the name "Olympic" or "Olympique" on it and there was a decal with the Olympic rings on the bike.

I know in the 80s Raleigh built an Olympic but this bike was obviously quite old when I got it and of course being a stupid teenager I sold it about a year after I got my drivers license.

I wish I had known more about bikes at that time and I regret parting with it to this day, no pictures exist either.
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Old 12-02-10, 10:52 AM
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Probably not an answer to your question but a Raleigh Olympian is on a local CL near me, from the 80's instead of the 60's though.
https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/2090398048.html
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Yeah, I knew about the Olympian.

I had been looking at the Headbadge site but their scans don't go back as far as 1966, The year I was told on the bike really stuck in my head because I was born in 1967 and I remember the bike being a year older than I was.
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It's not a model that I've ever heard of or seen from Raleigh in the 60s--at least for US domestic sale.

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There were some models that didn't get officially brought over here. Might be a domestic market model.
I've got what I think is a "Rapide". There's some low end "Rapide"s from the 80s that there's a lot of info about but I've only seen one mention of a '66 Rapide.
Did yours have the standard headbadge or did it have that "Anniversary" headbadge like this;
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