I decided not to paint this bike for the time being. I was anxious to get it back together and take advantage of the warm fall weather. Costs to date:
Bike purchase @ $50.00
New Tires @ $32.00
New Cables @ $18.00
New Brake Pads @ $6.00
Brake lever ferrule @ .40 cents (Outrageous!)
The chain ring crank needs to be straightened and I’ll repaint later.
Saddle is OK for now but will look for a vintage leather one.
I’ve also replaced both calipers with “newer” versions to do away with the proprietary earlier ones.
Took it for a shakedown ride today and have a few adjustments to make.
Another Toronto Kijiji posting. A vintage Robin Hood 3 speed, year unknown but I suspect early 1960’s. This one’s located at College and Bathurst and reasonably priced at $139.00.
Looking again, it looks like the front fork might be bent.
Here’s a Raleigh built Supercycle for sale on Kijiji Toronto. A 3 speed hub with a coaster brake and caliper brakes as well. Priced at $225.00. .
I had hoped to turn this Canadian built Raleigh frame into a 3 speed Path Racer of sorts. It looked like a good candidate as it was tall and free….
As it turns out, it would not accept the adjustable cup on the BB and a closer inspection revealed that it was cracked in a couple of spots. Not sure what would have caused this (over tightening?). In any case it’s been scrapped. I saved the forks and am looking for a new frame/project.
This one is currently for sale in Parkdale, Toronto.
Here’s a link to the ad on Craig’s List
All in all a very nice bike with all the accessories.
Not really I bike I would normally be interested in, this Raleigh Sprite was at the show yesterday and it seemed to have my name on it. Leather saddle and new tires.
I did sell a CCM Imperial earlier so felt somewhat justified it taking this one home. My wife, however was not as keen……
Thanks to Brian and Suzanne from Peterborough.
Obviously not a 3 speed, this is still an interesting bike. Made in England by Carlton for the Eatons chain here in Canada. Carlton bicycles were taken over by Raleigh in 1961 but maintained a somewhat independent status. Their bicycles were well respected and were still hand finished.
I really like the mini fenders.
Thanks to everyone that’s been visiting the site.
Today’s post is a vintage Raleigh Dawn Tourist currently offered on Kijiji Toronto.
When we were kids these shifters were known as “Nut Busters”.
Both bikes are currently for sale on Kijiji Toronto.
1972 must have been a good year for Raleigh in Canada as the ’72 model seems to be available in abundance lately. I picked this one up (from Kitchener) on Sunday as a Fathers’ Day gift for my Father-in-law.
Nice paint and decals.
This Raleigh Superbe appears to have never been ridden and is in virtually brand new showroom floor condition. As such it’s a valuable restoration resource for the placement of decals and clips etc. Even the angle of the shifter seems factory set. It even comes with the original fork key. This bike would have retailed for approx. $104.00 in 1972, using the Bank of Canada’s Inflation Calculator, that works out to $550.00 to buy the same product today. The Superbe was always Raleigh’s top of the line model, and continues to hold it’s value.
Comprehensive information on Dynohubs can be found here.
Some of the original orange paint can still be seen.
Currently for sale @ $1500.00 plus shipping. According to the seller this was a display model used in Germany and Africa. Also note it’s fitted with a drum brake on the back wheel.
A late 60’s/early 70’s Triumph 3 speed currently for sale on Kijiji Toronto.
At this point in time Triumph Bicycles was owned by Raleigh.
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.
The Superbe was the top of the line model which is a surprise as I would have thought the Tourist was.