Got a line on a rideable Raleigh model s all steel 1910 in same family since brought over from ireland


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Junkhunter

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 5, 2015
395
318
New Haven, CT
#3
These are a bit more work to get in good rideable condition. they didn't use caged bearings yet, so when you take this thing apart, be sure to have a large catch container under it, or you'll be crawling around on the floor trying to find all the little balls. I did an early Gazelle once, and that's what I learned. Cool old bike. It will make a nice rider if you're on the taller side.
 
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indian1956

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 2, 2018
25
20
62
portsmouth nh
#4
Seller is saying 1910 to 1930. Headtube says Dublin on it. The Raleigh Dublin factory opened in 1939. Asking seller for more history on it, if they have it, and how they dated it as 1930 or prior.
 
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indian1956

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 2, 2018
25
20
62
portsmouth nh
#5
Owned by sellers great uncle. He rode it to work daily (from Terenure to Dublin)at the Guinness factory in the 1940s. Has been in storage since 1997 when inherited .
 
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indian1956

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 2, 2018
25
20
62
portsmouth nh
#8
History can get a little distorted. But She has the uncles name, the town he lived in, the fact he worked at the guiness brewery in Dublin .she thinks the bike is earlier then it was by 9 years min. Not too bad! One owner bike, or at least in one family.


Sellers are often disillusioned about what they have or the history of it.
 

Jeff54

I live for the CABE
Sep 11, 2013
1,937
679
Ft Myers, Florida
#11
There is good reason for an US bike collector to think that many euro bikes are TOC and it's because USA moved on from those types of brakes and frames while most of Europe , the orient and who knows where made em into the 60's and as I recall seeing even very similar styles like US TOC bikes made in Holland or such these days. .
 
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Saving Tempest

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Feb 6, 2012
3,356
1,519
52
Earth (Middle)
#13
It's really a nice bike but it's just kinda weird looking at the geometry of some of those old frames.

Of course, I'm addicted to cantilevers.
 

indian1956

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 2, 2018
25
20
62
portsmouth nh
#14
In 1970 I rebuilt my Columbia Sturmey Archer 3 speed, I remember those loose bearings. Thanks for the reminder!
These are a bit more work to get in good rideable condition. they didn't use caged bearings yet, so when you take this thing apart, be sure to have a large catch container under it, or you'll be crawling around on the floor trying to find all the little balls. I did an early Gazelle once, and that's what I learned. Cool old bike. It will make a nice rider if you're on the taller side.
 

sam

I live for the CABE
May 24, 2006
1,391
351
San Antonio, United States
#16
Full chain case not missing the rear 1/4 piece. for $100 good deal if you like the bike.
 

sam

I live for the CABE
May 24, 2006
1,391
351
San Antonio, United States
#18
Sam
So you are saying the chain case is complete, usually the rear 1/4 Piece is missing?
Correct, The complete chain case is to English bikes what a tank is to American bikes. There are several pieces to the case and lots of times the rear quarter or the pie pan are missing . On the age of a family bike often the kids remember an older bike that was replaced. I got a bike from a friend it was suppose to be a 1939 brought to N.Z. by an old timer---SS# showed it to be a 1953 with 1939 hub. At some time in it's life the bike was up graded with a newer frame. I still got a great deal.My point is even though they may not be correct on the age does not mean it's a bad deal. This bike looks to have a lot going for it.
 

indian1956

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 2, 2018
25
20
62
portsmouth nh
#19
Thanks! Will no doubt be posting for help as I start working on the Raleigh. My first ‘old’ bike!



Correct, The complete chain case is to English bikes what a tank is to American bikes. There are several pieces to the case and lots of times the rear quarter or the pie pan are missing . On the age of a family bike often the kids remember an older bike that was replaced. I got a bike from a friend it was suppose to be a 1939 brought to N.Z. by an old timer---SS# showed it to be a 1953 with 1939 hub. At some time in it's life the bike was up graded with a newer frame. I still got a great deal.My point is even though they may not be correct on the age does not mean it's a bad deal. This bike looks to have a lot going for it.
 

highship

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 1, 2012
192
100
Northampton, United States
#20
That chaincase is missing the little sliding door that goes up front, at the chain ring.
 

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