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Kijiji Listings

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.



Expensive But Interesting

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.

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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.


Beatles and Bikes

Paul on a Raleigh Tourist in Nassau 1965.



Raleigh Catalogue 1955

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Raleigh Price list 1968

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James Bond and the Raleigh DL-1 Tourist

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1981 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist For Sale

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:

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Raleigh Ad 1951

Screen shot 2015-01-10 at 10.59.12 AMThis Raleigh Sports Tourist priced at $63.75 in 1951 would still cost $560.00 in today’s money!

The illustrated bicycle above, shows the Dynohub mounted on the left side. This page from the catalogue shows it on the right.

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1957 Raleigh Catalogue

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Raleigh Catalogue Photos

Not sure of the year, mid 70’s?

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Raleigh Tourist For Sale

Saw this one on Craigs List Toronto today.

Appears to be very clean @ $400.00.

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Rudge DL-1, Britain’s Best Bicycle!

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.

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1949 Raleigh Dawn Tourist

This 1949 Raleigh Dawn Tourist may very well be at the Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show this Sunday.

Asking price, a reasonable $400.00

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2014 Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show!

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Raleigh Tourist 3 Speed

Spotted on the street today.

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1981 Raleigh Tourist DL-1

Another find on Kijiji Toronto.

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1939 Raleigh Gents Superbe Safety Tourist NOS

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.

The full listing is here.

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Raleigh Tourist 3 Speed

Another bicycle found on Toronto Kijiji. A late model Raleigh Tourist @ $300.00

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1977 Raleigh Tourist and A Mystery Bicycle

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.”

-1 -2 -3I agree that the rod brakes are a little sketchy but hopefully you’re just cruising along on a bike like this..

The second bike below.

-4“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.

-5 -6 -7There is nickle/chrome on the fork, as you can see. And a H.R. Perry front hub, with oil cup.

-8Mystery chain ring! A mystery to me anyway. The pedals are not marked either.

-9 -10Anyone have a suggestion?


1973 Raleigh Catalogue Page



300th Post/Vintage Bicycle Posters

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1948 Raleigh Superbe Dawn Tourist



1950 Raleigh Sports Tourist

There’s a good article here on refurbishing a 1950 Raleigh Sports Tourist.



1977 Raleigh Tourist

A very clean example currently for sale on Toronto Kijiji.

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