I spent some time on this one yesterday. A Mid to late 70’s Tourist. The previous owner had removed the complete rod and lever brake system and replaced with a simple coaster brake.
Coaster brake appears to be a Shimano CB-100 from 1975 or so. Rear wheel is a Canadian sized 28″ x 1 1/2″ while the front is a British Westrick rim.
The paint and chrome on this bike is in very good condition.
A couple of interesting bikes on Kijiji, Toronto this morning.
A mid 60’s Raleigh Sports @ $190.00 with a somewhat cumbersome “Sportshift”.
And a good lookin’ mid 70’s Raleigh Tourist @ $250.00.
To everyone that participated in this year’s show.
Photos to follow.
The potential buyer wrote the prices out. $74.95 for the top of the line Superbe.That would come out to $467.29 today.
A documentary from 1945 inside the Raleigh Factory shows how a bicycle is made.
It’s a little corny but after watching you’ll see why these bicycles were “built to last.”
Thanks to Kubiw for sending this to me.
A mysteriousl Raleigh Tourist from the mid 70’s that’s been left to the elements. Although branded as a Tourist it lacks the proper rod and lever brakes as well as some other distinguishing features. It has some very nice original accessories including the Raleigh brand headlight as well as a drum brake. A similar bike and story here.
Update. I had left my number on this bike and the owner did call me saying that he intended to fix this one up.