Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Long lost bike I wanted bitd... Raleigh touring 14

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Long lost bike I wanted bitd... Raleigh touring 14

Old 09-28-20, 02:34 PM
  #1  
52telecaster
ambulatory senior
Thread Starter
 
52telecaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Peoria Il
Posts: 3,393

Bikes: Bob Jackson World Tour, Falcon and lots of other bikes.

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1054 Post(s)
Liked 439 Times in 256 Posts
Long lost bike I wanted bitd... Raleigh touring 14

Long lost bike I wanted bitd...

I briefly worked at Illinois Cycle many years ago when i was broke and had a young family. While there I coveted a Raleigh Touring 14. It seemed like a ticket to adventure that I couldnt afford. Well I just ran into a nearly perfect example with the Illinois Cycle sticker on it and its my size. 80 bucks and I couldnt pass it up. I definitly dont need it but its fun.
Double butted 4130, suntour barcons and cantis. What more could you need?
52telecaster is offline  
Old 09-28-20, 02:56 PM
  #2  
Schreck83 
Senior Member
 
Schreck83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: WNY
Posts: 210
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 77 Post(s)
Liked 78 Times in 45 Posts
It's been hiding out waiting for you.
I don't think those were made for more than a year or two, 1982 maybe? Graphics suggest Raleigh rather than Raleigh Cycle Company of America. From Japan? I think we need more photos...
__________________
72 Super Course,73 Gitane TDF, 73 Sports Tourer, 74 Paramount, 80 Univega Gran Premio, 82 Dawes Atlantis, 84 Raleigh Alyeska, 84 Voyageur SP, 85 Miyata Sport 10 mixte,

Schreck83 is offline  
Likes For Schreck83:
Old 09-28-20, 04:00 PM
  #3  
3speedslow
Senior Member
 
3speedslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 8,617

Bikes: A few

Mentioned: 111 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1697 Post(s)
Liked 490 Times in 353 Posts
Good to see the rear rack still attached, they were frame size specific.

Looks nice!
3speedslow is offline  
Likes For 3speedslow:
Old 09-28-20, 04:09 PM
  #4  
schind1324
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked 7 Times in 4 Posts
I have to agree on the year early 80's as we opened our Raleigh Bike store in 1980 and I was there until 83 when I graduated HS and joined the Navy and we had a Touring 14 at that time.
schind1324 is offline  
Likes For schind1324:
Old 09-28-20, 06:52 PM
  #5  
52telecaster
ambulatory senior
Thread Starter
 
52telecaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Peoria Il
Posts: 3,393

Bikes: Bob Jackson World Tour, Falcon and lots of other bikes.

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1054 Post(s)
Liked 439 Times in 256 Posts
I'll take more in the morning.
52telecaster is offline  
Old 09-28-20, 07:06 PM
  #6  
Fahrenheit531 
In a Land Without Winter
 
Fahrenheit531's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 3,812

Bikes: Schwinn Volare ('78); Raleigh Competition GS ('79)

Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 664 Post(s)
Liked 362 Times in 198 Posts
Like finally getting to the center of an unbitten Tootsie Roll Pop.
Enjoy!
__________________
A race bike in any era is a highly personal choice that at its "best" balances the requirements of fit, weight, handling, durability and cost tempered by the willingness to toss it and oneself down the pavement at considerable speed. ~Bandera
Fahrenheit531 is offline  
Likes For Fahrenheit531:
Old 09-28-20, 07:38 PM
  #7  
polymorphself 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,256
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 499 Post(s)
Liked 475 Times in 236 Posts
Awesome, Ive wanted one of these. Somebody locally has this one, a 1980.



Last edited by polymorphself; 09-28-20 at 07:52 PM.
polymorphself is offline  
Likes For polymorphself:
Old 09-28-20, 08:21 PM
  #8  
52telecaster
ambulatory senior
Thread Starter
 
52telecaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Peoria Il
Posts: 3,393

Bikes: Bob Jackson World Tour, Falcon and lots of other bikes.

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1054 Post(s)
Liked 439 Times in 256 Posts
Originally Posted by polymorphself View Post
Awesome, Ive wanted one of these. Somebody locally has this one, a 1980.


looks like they went velo orange... very cool.
52telecaster is offline  
Likes For 52telecaster:
Old 09-28-20, 08:45 PM
  #9  
bwilli88 
Senior Member
 
bwilli88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Kampong Cham, Cambodia but I have quite a few in Lancaster, PA
Posts: 2,579

Bikes: Bikes in USA; 73 Raleigh Supercourse dingle speed, 74 Raleigh Grand Prix SS, 78 Raleigh Supercourse, 83 Centurion Pro-Tour, 82 Raleigh RRA.

Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 663 Post(s)
Liked 339 Times in 216 Posts
Nice bike, waiting for some more pictures.
bwilli88 is offline  
Likes For bwilli88:
Old 09-28-20, 09:06 PM
  #10  
Oldbill
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Okanagan Valley BC
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked 18 Times in 9 Posts
I used to work in a cycle touring shop back in the 80's and I bought a Touring 14 (burgundy) for personal use. Good frame, and I did it up as a full on touring 18 speed with many custom bits. I just sold it about 4 years ago to a retiring doctor who was going to tour Greece.
The Raleigh sales rep at the time said the bike was built by Bridgestone but it was never confirmed.
Oldbill is offline  
Likes For Oldbill:
Old 09-29-20, 02:40 AM
  #11  
Kabuki12
Senior Member
 
Kabuki12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Ventura County ,California
Posts: 1,564

Bikes: 1973 Windsor Profesional,1976 Kabuki diamond formula with full Campy, 1977 Raleigh Competition GS , 1971 Stella original Campy equip. 1978 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, 1972 Italvega Gran Rally ,1972 Super Mondia Special,Medici Pro Strada,Colnago

Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 349 Post(s)
Liked 527 Times in 353 Posts
I bought my wife one new in 1980 or so when her other bike was stolen off our sail boat. We weren’t driving cars so it was her transportation for a few years. Never any trouble out of that bike and she rode it everywhere in all kinds of weather. Hers was burgundy and came with bar end shifters , she loved that bike. If I remember right , they were not cheap.
Kabuki12 is offline  
Likes For Kabuki12:
Old 09-29-20, 08:14 AM
  #12  
sykerocker 
Senior Member
 
sykerocker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ashland, VA
Posts: 4,348

Bikes: The keepers: 1958 Raleigh Lenton Grand Prix, 1968 Ranger, 1969 Magneet Sprint, 1971 Gitane Tour de France, 1973 Raleigh Tourist, 3 - 1986 Rossins, and a '77 PX-10 frame in process.

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 200 Post(s)
Liked 147 Times in 88 Posts
Definitely inspired by the World Voyageur. Sweet bike.
__________________
Syke

No one in this world, so far as I know and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.

H.L. Mencken, (1926)

sykerocker is offline  
Old 09-29-20, 10:12 AM
  #13  
52telecaster
ambulatory senior
Thread Starter
 
52telecaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Peoria Il
Posts: 3,393

Bikes: Bob Jackson World Tour, Falcon and lots of other bikes.

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1054 Post(s)
Liked 439 Times in 256 Posts
Some pics. Seat post isn't stuck!

26.8mm



The shop i worked at.
52telecaster is offline  
Old 09-29-20, 10:23 AM
  #14  
52telecaster
ambulatory senior
Thread Starter
 
52telecaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Peoria Il
Posts: 3,393

Bikes: Bob Jackson World Tour, Falcon and lots of other bikes.

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1054 Post(s)
Liked 439 Times in 256 Posts

I was going to buy the bike for another set of barcons.

Quick release!

Suntour goodness
52telecaster is offline  
Likes For 52telecaster:
Old 09-29-20, 10:24 AM
  #15  
tpadul 
Senior Member
 
tpadul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Chesterton, Indiana
Posts: 294

Bikes: 1984 Sekai 5000 Superbe, 1987 Raleigh Seneca Mountain Tour, 1984 Schwinn World Sport, 1978 Raleigh Grand Prix, 2021 Handsome She Devil, Mystery Vintage purple road bike

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 97 Post(s)
Liked 110 Times in 57 Posts
Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
Long lost bike I wanted bitd...

I briefly worked at Illinois Cycle many years ago when i was broke and had a young family. While there I coveted a Raleigh Touring 14. It seemed like a ticket to adventure that I couldnt afford. Well I just ran into a nearly perfect example with the Illinois Cycle sticker on it and its my size. 80 bucks and I couldnt pass it up. I definitly dont need it but its fun.
Double butted 4130, suntour barcons and cantis. What more could you need?
What an awesome find!!!!!! .. we like pictures.. I LOVE pictures
tpadul is offline  
Old 09-29-20, 11:06 AM
  #16  
cb400bill
High Derolic Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 19,021

Bikes: Fuji SL 2.1 Carbon, Cannondale Synapse Alloy, Trek 710

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2268 Post(s)
Liked 2,403 Times in 1,487 Posts
From the Headbadge website

__________________
Bike Don't Lie



cb400bill is offline  
Likes For cb400bill:
Old 09-29-20, 11:06 AM
  #17  
cb400bill
High Derolic Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 19,021

Bikes: Fuji SL 2.1 Carbon, Cannondale Synapse Alloy, Trek 710

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2268 Post(s)
Liked 2,403 Times in 1,487 Posts
__________________
Bike Don't Lie



cb400bill is offline  
Old 09-29-20, 11:48 AM
  #18  
52telecaster
ambulatory senior
Thread Starter
 
52telecaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Peoria Il
Posts: 3,393

Bikes: Bob Jackson World Tour, Falcon and lots of other bikes.

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1054 Post(s)
Liked 439 Times in 256 Posts
Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
i think that was the first year, different decals and high tensil frame. The next year seems to have gone to better frame material and subtler graphics. Or maybe the reverse but I am sure they werent made for long. The 14 was the first foray into canti tourers for Raleigh i think. When huffy bought them they really went to town with the concept.
52telecaster is offline  
Likes For 52telecaster:
Old 09-29-20, 11:50 AM
  #19  
52telecaster
ambulatory senior
Thread Starter
 
52telecaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Peoria Il
Posts: 3,393

Bikes: Bob Jackson World Tour, Falcon and lots of other bikes.

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1054 Post(s)
Liked 439 Times in 256 Posts
Btw, the stem isnt stuck either!
52telecaster is offline  
Likes For 52telecaster:
Old 09-29-20, 05:28 PM
  #20  
Schreck83 
Senior Member
 
Schreck83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: WNY
Posts: 210
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 77 Post(s)
Liked 78 Times in 45 Posts
The catalog images above are from 1981 with a Nottingham headbadge, and by 1983 it was the Touring 18, so The Raleigh ///// head badge in Post #14 puts it before '83.
That paint should look nice after a bath and wax
__________________
72 Super Course,73 Gitane TDF, 73 Sports Tourer, 74 Paramount, 80 Univega Gran Premio, 82 Dawes Atlantis, 84 Raleigh Alyeska, 84 Voyageur SP, 85 Miyata Sport 10 mixte,

Schreck83 is offline  
Old 09-29-20, 07:41 PM
  #21  
52telecaster
ambulatory senior
Thread Starter
 
52telecaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Peoria Il
Posts: 3,393

Bikes: Bob Jackson World Tour, Falcon and lots of other bikes.

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1054 Post(s)
Liked 439 Times in 256 Posts
Originally Posted by Schreck83 View Post
The catalog images above are from 1981 with a Nottingham headbadge, and by 1983 it was the Touring 18, so The Raleigh ///// head badge in Post #14 puts it before '83.
That paint should look nice after a bath and wax
must be an 82. That would make sense with my timeline.
52telecaster is offline  
Old 09-30-20, 07:07 PM
  #22  
52telecaster
ambulatory senior
Thread Starter
 
52telecaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Peoria Il
Posts: 3,393

Bikes: Bob Jackson World Tour, Falcon and lots of other bikes.

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1054 Post(s)
Liked 439 Times in 256 Posts
Took a ride after putting a nicer set of wheels and a triplizer. Excellent bike. I may do the full russell on this

.
52telecaster is offline  
Likes For 52telecaster:
Old 10-01-20, 02:23 PM
  #23  
Charles Wahl
Disraeli Gears
 
Charles Wahl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 3,803
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 317 Post(s)
Liked 133 Times in 89 Posts
Originally Posted by Schreck83 View Post
It's been hiding out waiting for you.
I don't think those were made for more than a year or two, 1982 maybe? Graphics suggest Raleigh rather than Raleigh Cycle Company of America. From Japan? I think we need more photos...
There's a Made in Japan sticker on the upper part of the seat tube in one of the closeup photos. Headbadge generally tells the story, I think -- different from British Raleighs of the same date.
Charles Wahl is offline  
Old 10-01-20, 02:46 PM
  #24  
52telecaster
ambulatory senior
Thread Starter
 
52telecaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Peoria Il
Posts: 3,393

Bikes: Bob Jackson World Tour, Falcon and lots of other bikes.

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1054 Post(s)
Liked 439 Times in 256 Posts
Originally Posted by Charles Wahl View Post
There's a Made in Japan sticker on the upper part of the seat tube in one of the closeup photos. Headbadge generally tells the story, I think -- different from British Raleighs of the same date.
i always knew it was japanese. It does have some hallmarks of the raleigh line tho with the rear brake cable guides. Also the suntour mech is very nice. I took a spin again today and i am sure this will end up in my regular fleet. Way lighter than i thought it would be.
52telecaster is offline  
Likes For 52telecaster:
Old 10-02-20, 09:44 PM
  #25  
52telecaster
ambulatory senior
Thread Starter
 
52telecaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Peoria Il
Posts: 3,393

Bikes: Bob Jackson World Tour, Falcon and lots of other bikes.

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1054 Post(s)
Liked 439 Times in 256 Posts

I led a night ride on it tonight and it was lovely. Plenty of give and pulled the hills just fine.
52telecaster is offline  
Likes For 52telecaster:

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.