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Old 07-26-12, 12:55 PM
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I need help to date my old Raleigh

I have an old Raleigh roadster I wan to restore, the serial number is AP63180 and I cannot find a reference to it at sheldonbrowns list.

Can anyone help me date the bike?

thanks a lot!
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Old 07-26-12, 01:00 PM
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Welcome aboard! If it is an 3speed bike, the date is printed on the rear hub
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Thanks! Its not a 3speed and it has nothing printed on the rare hub
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It sounds like a singlespeed roadster, either an economic version for the North American market, or a UK market roadster.

Acording to cudak888's excellent guide, Raleigh Serial numbers with APXXXXX or XXXXXAP date to late 1948, 1949, and maybe early 1950. Raleigh serials were in the Odometer style, rolling over regardless of the date. In your case it corresponds to a roadster model with the two letters starting the serial. Most likely its a '48-'49 model.

https://www.kurtkaminer.com/TH_raleigh_serials.html
https://www.kurtkaminer.com/TH_raleig...monograph.html

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Old 07-26-12, 04:45 PM
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Thank you very much for the research work!
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hello, i have a SB team 753 butted reynolds raleigh, it reads team raleigh on both sides of the frame on the top tube. the metal head badge reads the raleigh made in england instead of just raleigh, the head tube lugging has fancier curves like italian stlye frames like 60s or 70s models. the tube lugging is thicker than previous models as i was researching and its a bit heavier as well. the frame color is a medium blue, it came with the soft leather version that brooks saddle makes, it has a 1978 dated nuovo record crank set as well. the serial number is sb3776 im trying to find out what era it is 70s? or 80s? does any one know?
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