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1961 Raleigh Superbe Update

Bike has already stripped down and some evidence as to it’s originality have been found.

Hub dates from July 1961. There’s a serial number on the BB.

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Another on the top of the seat tube. The third digit would appear the represent 1961.

RC = Raleigh Canada Export

BB number still a mystery.

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Original colour on the fork tube, a light aqua blue..

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As well as a mounting lug for a full chain case and an oil port.

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The chromed fork ends also leads me to believe that 1961 is correct.

I started to sand the frame and the old decal set was revealed, briefly.

Definetly a Superbe.

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Hard to see but the Superbe logo is still there followed by 2 stars.

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I also think the white painted head tube suggests a Canadian export model. There’a a faint Made in England decal where it should be as well.

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2 responses

  1. Steve T.

    The BB number looks like a social security number

    September 11, 2016 at 1:06 pm

  2. diarmuid considine

    Lovely old bike .The the sturmer 3 speed is from the 70s which I love fitting to mine

    September 11, 2016 at 5:32 pm

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