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.
Another Kijiji posting in Toronto. A vintage Ladies DL-1 Tourist from the late 1930’s.
Seller is asking a hefty $1300.00 but given the age, condition and overall completeness the price may not be that out of line.
The Quadrant Shifter was last used in 1938 along with the K hub.
A period Wrights composite saddle.
The paint and rims look good as well.
Sara from Phoenix sent me these photos of her bike that she’s selling.
a 1980 Raleigh DL-1. She’s owned the bike for 28 years and is ready to find a new home for it. She’s asking $500.00. Located in Phoenix. Email address:
The illustrated bicycle above, shows the Dynohub mounted on the left side. This page from the catalogue shows it on the right.
Saw this one on Craigs List Toronto today.
Appears to be very clean @ $400.00.
Unusual and eclectic export model made for the Caribbean/ South/Central American market, 7 years after Raleigh dropped the Rudge name in the US and UK markets.
I’d like to find one of these.
This 1949 Raleigh Dawn Tourist may very well be at the Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show this Sunday.
Asking price, a reasonable $400.00
This ones for only the most serious of bicycle collectors. Priced at $25,000.00 (YES) it’s a NOS (New Old Stock) 1939 Raleigh Tourist in unrestored showroom condition.
Another bicycle found on Toronto Kijiji. A late model Raleigh Tourist @ $300.00
Blog subscriber Chris has sent me some photos of a couple of his vintage bicycles.
“Here’s my 1977 Tourist. I’ve had this bike for two years now, and just love riding on those big 28” wheels! I would like it if I had a full chaincase, but you know, its a great looking bike as is. The rod brakes are a bit sketchy, but they sure are cool. Before this, I had a Sprite five speed, that was a great bike. But when this showed up locally for sale, I couldn’t help myself. I still have the Sprite, though it does duty as a Moped now, as I fitted a Chinese engine kit to it.”
The second bike below.
“Now here, is the Mystery~Bike! Enjoying as I do my bicycle rides, I figured I’d get my girlfriend a great old bike too. I found this locally, and snatched it up for $75. Around here, a Sprite 5 speed goes for $250. (We have a plethora of Hipsters out here in Victoria) 28” wheels!! Replacement bars I’m sure, and a sloppy flat black paint job. But I have to say, I think it’s just beautiful!
The plan here is to to take the bike apart, clean and polish everything, Paint and stripe it, and then ride the tyres off of it!! The cream 28” tyres and black handgrips are here already, and now that I have taken the photos, I’d better get busy getting the bike ready to ride. I will be making a chain guard for it, or if I get really rippy, perhaps a chain case. “
There’s a good article here on refurbishing a 1950 Raleigh Sports Tourist.
Thank you to everyone that participated and attended. It was a terrific day and considering that this was our first show, very well attended.
A small collection of vintage bicycles spotted in Manhattan over the long weekend.
An excellent collection of vintage Raleigh catalogues can be found here on Sheldon Brown’s Site.