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Canadian Market Raleigh Laurentian

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Raleigh produced specific models for Canada. I believe the white paint on the steering tube is common to these models as well as the name and decals.

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Armstrong 3 Speed

Blog reader, Richard, has sent a photo of his restored Armstrong 3 speed.

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He writes:

“In terms of the year my guess in the 60’s this is based off of bike forums research, I sold this 2 years ago before i was tracking serial numbers and before I knew what i know now 🙂 always check the SA hubs for the date to get a rough idea of the bikes age.”

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“Looking at my records the bike was an Armstrong “Ross” – look at the shifter and that rear rack… it worked extremely well and I remember it being Extremely light. I am accustomed to the raleigh, supercycle, ccm crusier bikes… this was a different beast.”


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Raleigh Roadster 3 Speed

Not too sure what this bike is…..

A Raleigh Roadster with lever brakes and a caliper up front, drum on the back.

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Raleigh Superbe Dawn Tourist

Here’s a rare bike for sale here in Toronto. An early 60’s Dawn Tourist.

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The owner is asking $600.00 OBO.

Taking into account the condition, originality, completeness and original accessories, this price may not be too far off….

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The ad reads:

I’m selling my RALEIGH Superbe Dawn Tourist from the 1960s.
This is a very rare British bicycle to find and I imagine this to be the only one of it’s kind in the GTA.
It comes complete with original saddle bag, ROD BRAKES, Internal Dynohub (lighting system), 3 speed sturmey archer gear hub, front & rear lights, original raleigh kickstand, full chaincase, rare white raleigh branded pedals, original Brooks b73 leather saddle & rare vintage Lucas “King Of The Road” challis style brass bell!

There are many features that make this bike very unique and collectible, including the front mudflap, full chaincase, hand pump, supplemental battery unit, locking front fork (with orig key!), white hand grips and matching pedals.
Lots of money has been put into preserving and upgrading this bicycle, the parts alone are worth my asking price.


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Glider Update

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I may be done with this one for the time being. I still need to finesse a few things but overall it’s together.

Costs to date:

Glider frame @ $20.00

Wheels from stock

New tires @ $38.00

New chain @ $15.00

New brake pads @ $12.00

New brake cable @ $6.00

New shifter cable @ $8.00

Can of paint @ $7.00

Front caliper and lever @ $5.00

Wrights saddle from stock

Supplies @ $5.00

TOTAL @ $116.00

I should probably add a number for the from stock parts but a lot of them are from salvaged bikes so it’s hard to assign a fixed value.

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I made a leather shim for the cable stop.

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The bike as originally found (minus the handlebars),

 

 


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A Tale of Two Supercycles

Here’s a 1967 3 speed Raleigh built Supercycle in racing trim. Supercycles were made by Raleigh for Canadian Tire stores here in Canada and sold very well. I’m sure my first real bike was a Supercycle (single speed). I wonder if the gold colour was a custom mix for these bikes. Currently listed on Kijiji, Toronto @ $300.00.

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Closer examination of the headbadge reveals it does not say made in England, so it may, in fact be a Canadian made Supercycle…. However it does have cottered cranks.

The bike below is also listed on Kijiji, Toronto. However, it looks to me as if the front forks are bent. Listed @ $240.00

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Rare Raleigh 5 Speed Sprite

Here’s a nice bike that I may have posted before. A late 60’s Raleigh 5 speed Sprite.

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This one has the rare dual throttle shifters and appears to be in very nice shape.

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Located in Niagara Falls, Canada. The seller is asking $415.00.


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Raleigh Tourists Wanted!

I’m working on a television show that takes place in the 1920’s and am looking to purchase some local (Toronto area) Raleigh DL-1 Tourists as props.

Looking for complete bikes, men’s or ladies and would pay a reasonable price.

We picked up a nice ladies Tourist this morning for $250.00.

The one pictured was $150.00 but has had the rod and lever brake system removed and the rear hub has been replaced with a coaster brake.

My plan is to remover the triggers and replace the rear cogs.

Tires and brake pads will be replaced as well.

I’ve also bought a couple of old CCM coasters as well.

If anyone has anything please let me know.


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1972 Raleigh Sports Progress

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Progress has been made. Once again those cotter pins have proved to be difficult.

The drive side popped out with a couple of stern whacks of the hammer, the other side wouldn’t budge. I ended up drilling it out with no damage to the crank or spindle.

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Judging by the grease inside the BB, this bike hasn’t been ridden in years. The cups look good so if the weather here in Toronto clears up it should be back on the road next weekend.

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Front and back hubs cleaned and re packed with new tires courtesy of George at Parkdale Bicycles at 1428 Queen Street West.

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Re assembly has started. I will replace the pedals with either some new MKS pedals or some old Raleigh pedals from the spares bin.

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Starting to look like a bicycle.


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Raleigh Built Eaton’s Glider

Another Kijiji listing.

An early 70’s Eaton’s Glider 3 speed offered at $150.00 including delivery.

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1972 Raleigh Sports Progress

I spent the afternoon yesterday stripping the bike and making a plan.

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Hubs and rims cleaned up quite well.

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Fenders are in good shape as well.

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It came with this period wheel lock that I don’t think will be put back on.

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Sadly, the cotter pins are frozen solid. I may need to visit George at Parts Unknown to use his press.


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More Junk! 1972 Raleigh Sports

Picked this up today. It actually looks much better in the photos than in person, but it wasn’t expensive and quite complete.

The Good:

-Complete bike

-Paint is good and will clean up

-Tall frame

-Original ribbed cables (all work well

-Plastic trigger face not cracked

-Period saddle bag attached

-Chain OK

-Brooks vinyl saddle OK

-Interesting period wheel lock

The Bad:

-Tires

-Brake pads

-Incorrect pedals

-Rims have surface rust but may polish out

-Rear hub is missing the oil port (Bolt in it’s place)

My plan is to strip the bike and re-assemble. More than likely I’ll pass it on to someone at cost (Bike + parts). Someone contacted me last week looking for a bike so it may go to him. He’s a little put off by the colour, but I like it.

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1958 Raleigh Superbe

For sale on Kijiji, Toronto, a 1958 Raleigh Superbe with an asking price of $350.00. I think that number is optimistic considering how much work would be needed to restore.

On the plus side, the paint looks quite good.

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1963 Western Tire 3 Speed

Listed as a CCM built bike, the crank and chrome fender cap look English to me.

The chain guard appears to be Canadian.

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Raleigh Superbe

This one is reasonably priced at $150.00 on Kijiji Toronto. It appears complete and in good condition and a large frame. It has the self adjusting brakes which would make it a 1973-1974 model.

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Clean Raleigh Sports 3 Speed

Another Kijiji listing from last week. Not sure of the year or price but I recall that it was quite reasonable.

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1968 Robin Hood 3 Speed

Reader Samuel S. has sent some photos of his Robin Hood restoration in progress.

 It is a work in progress, I just ordered some parts from Harris Cyclery, and have been polishing up the chrome while I’m waiting. So far its cleaning up nice, I will get some pics together once the parts come in. Your site is great thanks!

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 Here are some photos of the 1968 Robin Hood, It was a gift from Shawn Granton, the founder of the Society of Three Speeds here in Portland OR. He is a gentleman and a scholar! I have started cleaning some of the rust off the chrome with water and tin foil, seems to work like magic. I took the old break pads off and have some Kool Stop Continentals to put on. So far I ordered, a Sturmey Archer Trigger, a S.A. 3 Speed shift cable, cork grips, and Kenda Black wall tires, some tubes, and a new 1/8″ chain. I plan on looking for some “rat trap” style peddles at the local bike co-op. I want to install new break cables as well. I have no experience working on three speeds and limited experience with bike mechanics in general, so this will be a good/ fun learning experience. I have really enjoyed exploring your website. I will send more pictures as this project progresses.

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1958 Robin Hood 3 Speed

This one’s still for sale on Kijiji, Toronto. A rare bike, the current owner has spent quite a bit of time cleaning it up and re-packing bearings etc. Comes with a working Dynohub and a nice period frame pump.He’s asking $270.00.

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Triumph 3 Speed

Another current Toronto, Kijiji listing. A vintage Triumph 3 speed listed at $100.00.

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Raleigh Laurentian 3 Speed

A recent Kijiji listing for an early 60’s Raleigh Laurentian. These were specific models made for the Canadian market. A good looking bike at a reasonable $135.00 asking price.

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1960 Superbe Update!

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.

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Vintage Robin Hood 3 Speed

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.

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Looking again, it looks like the front fork might be bent.


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1961 Raleigh Superbe

This one literally showed up in my backyard yesterday…

My neighbour, Dan had bought it last week, removed the dynohub and decided he didn’t want it. We agreed on a price, $50.00 and there you have it.

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The Good.

1961 Raleigh Superbe

Tall frame

Fairly complete

Rims and hub are clean

Chromed fork ends

Locking fork (no key)

Shifter cable seems good

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The Bad

Tires

Old style calipers that require the special Raleigh brake cable

Non period trigger

Chain wheel crank looks a little bent.

Missing Dynohub (I have a spare in the garage).

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The Ugly

A poor repaint (not sure of original colour).

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Raleigh DL-1 Tourist

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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.

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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.

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The paint and chrome on this bike is in very good condition.

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