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Another Project

Last week end I stopped in to see George at Parts Unknown. Mostly just to say hello but he had a tall Raleigh built Glider frame in the back corner. It was straight, had a bottom bracket, chain ring and straight cranks.

Sold for $20.00!

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The chain ring quickly migrated over to this ’61 Superbe.

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The chain ring crank on this one has a slight warp to it that I still need to straighten.

It’s worth fixing as this is the last year that Raleigh stamped the eye on the heron’s head.

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In the mean time, the paint on the Glider frame was beyond saving. A quick clean and sand to remove the rust as well as the reflector stickers in the forks.

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My state of the art spray booth.

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I think I’ve got enough parts in the shed to finish this off as a stripped down 3 speed Path Racer.

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2 responses

  1. Bunch, John B. (jbb2s)

    Hello Greg, You mentioned that this was the last year Raleigh put the eye in the heron. What year was that? Thank you. ________________________________

    June 5, 2017 at 9:51 am

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