Just remove the plastic cable guide to see the number. And I believe the serial number cannot start with a zero. A couple of days ago I posted an inquiry about a Raleigh steel frame I have that has been painted by amateurs, and has no decals or anything on it. Usually, bottles holders were clamp-on or handlebar mounted. It was slotted to facilitate cable installation, and had a flat side which rested against the frame tube. The last three characters - The final letter ranges from A to Z and the final two numbers go from 01 to 99.
The number may or may not have a leading zero, making the six digits into seven digits prior to 1993. We all owe thanks to Luker White who generously donated his time to convert much of the paper list to digital form. What do all the other numbers represent? Here are the results: The first letter is the model designation. This new system applied to the high-end i. Serial location: These serials will be located on the bottom bracket on both ladies' and men's Superbes, Sprites, and Sports. Rear Derailleur Cable Guide: Usually a clamp-on fitted to the drive side chain stay. In other words, this article will act as a guide, rather than a map, revealing land marks, rather than sign posts.
I cannot find it's white and yellow colour scheme in any of the catalogues. Front Derailleur Attachment: Clamp-On exclusively. Register Your Bike And now that you've got that hot new serial number burning a hole in your pocket, why not take a second to register your bike? The company was sold to a group of money manipulators who shut it down in hope of making a quick profit by selling off the assets. As proper factory documentation is very limited, the following charts are a constant work in progress; they have been compiled by examining numerous Raleigh frames from each period, component date codes, decal schemes, color availabilities per year; and - occasionally - official papers. Later pulleys were plastic, and the clamp was a flexible steel band.
Raleigh, is the first that comes to mind but others are available. But then we have that P suffix to the serial number, but it has got one less digit in the serial than those shown in the dating charts. Rear Derailleur Attachment: Direct screw mount to integral hanger or screw on bracket adaptor. These fork ends are countersunk on the outer surface, to accommodate the old-style axle nuts which had a shoulder that fit through the washer. By 1949, it had reached about 750,000, the majority of which was exported. So - an entry of 22 inches really means a 22.
. Have I seen you at the C+V forum? It is in pretty excellent condition for a bike of its age. From the geometries, they all appear to be custom frames. These serial numbers have seven characters, in the form L N L N L N N, where L is a letter and N is a number. If your Raleigh is equipped with a Sturmey-Archer rear hub that you suspect has not been been changed, check the date code on the hub's shell as well for additional verification. Next step is to pull apart the hubs, clean and repack. This will let you turn the lubricator to get it started into the threads.
Regards Simon Hi, I'm very happy to find this site! The number leads with a T for Trek? Model 950 frames were not made in 1975, 76, or 77, but only in 1980, 81, or 82, according to the brochures. I keep the two separate. Key Indicator: General lack of braze-ons but beginning to become more common. These cables can often be revived by dripping oil into them and working them back and forth. Rear Drop-Outs: Mostly long horizontal but some near end of decade.
With the exception of bicycle serial numbers, there are few opportunities to otherwise pin-point exact vintage. The driver insisted he had the right to park wherever he liked. We study 100-year-old magazines to see when certain new innovations were first reviewed it helps us date bicycles with similar features , read correspondence of the time to try to understand contemporary views and opinions, research old catalogues, meet fellow enthusiasts, help each other with restorations, ride our old bikes as much as possible, and work with our elders to pick up tips and wisdom. See the for a bit more info and the for a 93 catalog. If folks are overtaking you on that then it is not because of the bike Might be worth having a poke around here: Old pic actually, I already changed rear wheel for a black aluminium, pedals for metal black. Sturmey-Archer Hubs Almost all English 3-speeds have Sturmey-Archer rear hubs.
Some of these are presented in the 83, 84 link at the bottom of the table. The new system involved a second running letter, added to the first, which began at the start of the alphabet. No idea why vintage Treks, Raleighs, etc. This is most comfortable touring bicycle one could hope for. Conveniently, they also usually have the month and the last two digits of the year of manufacture stamped onto the shell.