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I've never seen a black and white Raleigh Superbe.

Old 11-21-19, 08:09 AM
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I've never seen a black and white Raleigh Superbe.


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That's a Canadian market Superbe, usually from around '61. Green, red, blue, gray and now black is on the list.
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I live in Canada but have only seen the traditional colours. I've refurbished/restored quite a few British and Canadian Raleighs over the years, mostly Sprites and Superbes.

The SA three speed hub is a '69 and the serial suggests 1970. As a bonus, this one came with TWO fork keys. That's never happened before.
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Originally Posted by tommywpg View Post
I live in Canada but have only seen the traditional colours. I've refurbished/restored quite a few British and Canadian Raleighs over the years, mostly Sprites and Superbes.

The SA three speed hub is a '69 and the serial suggests 1970. As a bonus, this one came with TWO fork keys. That's never happened before.
I'd suspect the rear wheel is a replacement, there appears to be less rust on the rear rim. By 1970 you would have seen reflectors on the pedals too. Is there a date on the front hub? I've owned three of these colourful Superbes and inspected another 3 in person and none of them dated past 1961.

There's a number of them that have appeared in the Love of English 3 Speed thread. Here's a pair of 61's.
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That's almost certainly a 1957. That was the year of the "white flash" head tube for almost anything and everything Raleigh made. And it lasted but a year as I suspect the masking etc to achieve it made no friends in the paint shop.

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Originally Posted by kohl57 View Post
That's almost certainly a 1957. That was the year of the "white flash" head tube for almost anything and everything Raleigh made. And it lasted but a year as I suspect the masking etc to achieve it made no friends in the paint shop.

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This has to qualify as post of the day.

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