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1978 Raleigh Supercycle

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Trash or Treasure? You Decide!
A neighbour dropped off this rough Supercycle frame last night. I suspected that it was another Raleigh re-brand. The small Made in Canada sticker is the same as the one on my Canadian made (assembled?) Raleigh Superbe. The serial number, RN851730 decodes as R (Canada) N (October) 8 (1978).

Supercycle Gran Sport

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7 responses

  1. Great Post. I knew CCM made some SuperCycles. It was interesting to learn Raleigh did the same.

    February 2, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    • I didn’t know either until I saw this frame.. turns out they (Raleigh Canada) also made bikes for Sears in house brand,
      Free Spirit.

      February 2, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      • Bazil Smith

        I brought a ladies free spirit frame to the show today…. could not get $5.00 for it. I was firm on the five bucks, though…lmao

        February 20, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      • Did you take any photos?

        February 20, 2016 at 6:53 pm

  2. Jesus

    Good frame waiting to be rebuilt

    February 2, 2016 at 8:13 pm

  3. this is awesome! i bought a little supercycle gran sport ladies’ frame in the exact same reddish orange last year as a beater. i have grown to dearly love this bike and wanted to know how old she is. now i do! RA9—. i couldn’t be more delighted. she’s built like a damn tank.

    March 26, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    • Most of these bikes were built to a very high standard, although by the time yours was built quality had suffered to some degree.
      I’m glad you like your bike. With a little care it should last another 40 years!

      March 26, 2018 at 8:27 pm

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