I bought this bike for $50.00 in Hamilton a while ago and have been trying to modify it. I still want to swap out the handlebars for something not as wide.
I’ve added a vintage Wrights composite saddle and a period pump (a gift from Len at Mr. Used in Hamilton).
The Dunelt slogan was “Ride Awheel on Sheffield Steel”.
After a day of riding I found the inverted bars too hard on the wrists and have swapped out the bars yet again.
The bike as originally purchased below.
Another bike currently for sale on Kijiji Toronto.
Thanks to everyone that’s been visiting the site.
Today’s post is a vintage Raleigh Dawn Tourist currently offered on Kijiji Toronto.
A selection of Eatons’ Road King bicycles from 1975.
Using the inflation calculator, the bike for $94.99 works out to $385.00 to buy today.
These appear to be Japanese built bikes.
When we were kids these shifters were known as “Nut Busters”.
Both bikes are currently for sale on Kijiji Toronto.
Thank you to everyone that participated and attended. It was a terrific day and considering that this was our first show, very well attended.
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.
A little history from the web:
“Incorporated in 1929 by H.V. McKay of Sunshine Harvester Works(Australia) and Massey-Harris(Canada). Sunshine-Waterloo Company Ltd. was formed. They built a 285,000 square foot plant in Waterloo, Ontario in 1930. The company was involved in manufacturing mainly farm equipment before the war. The company diversified during the 1930s adding the production of baby carriages, bicycles, tricycles and roller skates. In 1939 the manufacturing converted to war-related production army trucks, smoke bombs, shells, mines, grenades and gun mounts. Following the war, market changes led to the company adding office products, stoves, shelving and lockers. Massey-Ferguson Industries Limited(formed in 1953 from Massey-Harris-Ferguson) purchased H.V.MacKay’s share in 1955, acquiring the Sunshine-Waterloo Company in the process.
This association allowed the company to expand in the office equipment market leading to a switch in focus in 1956 almost entirely to the manufacture of steel office furniture. The name was changed to Sunshine Office Equipment Limited in 1961”
More on the bike. here.