Vintage 3 Speed English Bicycles

Yet Another 1972 Raleigh Superbe.

1972 must have been a good year for Raleigh in Canada as the ’72 model seems to be available in abundance lately. I picked this one up (from Kitchener) on Sunday as a Fathers’ Day gift for my Father-in-law.

The proper position for the shifter.

Nice paint and decals.

The Dynohub is intact and still works after 40 years!

And it even has the original Raleigh brand tires that need to be changed.

4 responses

  1. Jeebus, that’s umm, wow
    Sure does beat my ’73 Eaton Glider daily driver…

    June 18, 2012 at 6:50 pm

  2. Greg, I’m not an over the top nut, but I do love these machines you put up here. I have a 73 Eaton Glider i found at the side of the road near Nipsey Russell [err, kidding, near Buttonville…] I brought it back here to Vancouver on the airplane, pumped the tyres & rode home. I drive it about 20km/day. Richmond, BC is the perfect bike city…it’s flat; & I can chuck it on the bus to go.
    Since then, only 2 crank pins, 2 tyres, different seat & back rack, new basket in front…best vehicle i ever owned [even better than my stickshift & sissy bar from way back].
    I know you’re not a strumey-archer clearinghouse, but i’d love to get my hands on a dynohub.
    Thanks for the posts, they all look great.
    Keep the faith, brother…

    June 18, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    • ’73 Glider is a good bike. The bike I ride the most also came out of the garbage. It’s a lime green CCM built Supercycle that I might have a grand total of $60.00 invested at this point. I had a Canadian built Superbe that was missing the Dynohub and lights etc and when I looked into getting the parts and retro fitting, the math didn’t add up. It was better value to buy a complete, original Superbe. I’ve paid $250.00
      for a nearly mint one (Ladies’) complete w/key. I really don’t have any parts but glad you like the site. Just put a saved search into Kijiji/Craigslist and see what pops up.

      June 18, 2012 at 8:59 pm

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