Friday, July 22, 2016

1957 Raleigh roadster

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1957 Raleigh roadster Made in Nottingham, England. All original and complete and in very good condition. FOUR SPEED Sturmey-Archer FG rear hub with built Dynohub generator. 28 inch wheels, rod brakes, enclosed chaincase. Original sales slip (sold for $50.95 on July 5th, 1957) and owner's manual. Saddlebag has the original tools. All lighting works. Leather Brooks B73 (yes, B73) saddle. Perfect chrome. Very good paint with scratches on the top tube (from brake levers) and shallow dent in the chaincase. 24 inch frame, measured along the seat tube. Locking fork (no key). Saddle bag, battery tube and frame pump are all the same green color as the rest of the cycle. The original hand grips have deteriorated. Lucas bell. 28 x 1 1/2 inch Dunlop Tourist Sprite tires in great condition. Rides, shifts and brakes well. Purchased from original owner who says he rode it for 2 seasons and did nothing but polish it for the next 40 years.