Vintage 3 Speed English Bicycles


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!


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


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.


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.


My state of the art spray booth.


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



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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