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Seaswood

Look Ma, No Hands!
is this what is considered a light weight?

any suggestions to treat the rust on frame without harming the paint?
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GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Yes it is a lightweight. All kinds of suggestions cleaning up old bikes have been posted here. Do a search using the Search Forums on the top tool bar. 😉
 

49autocycledeluxe

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
rust looks pretty light on that one, I would use 0000 steel wool and WD 40 on the frame after that polish with Mirror glaze # 7. I like bronze wool on the chrome. don't uses SOS pads, they will scratch the chrome
 

dnc1

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Would it be possible to see more detailed photos of the decals, and also a drive-side photo or two?
A friend has a very similar looking Phillips that is a 'Vox Populi' model.
Thanks.
 

juvela

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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Hello Seaswood and thank you very much for sharing this find. 😉

it appears to have been produced in the Raleigh facility of Nottingham somewhere in the mid-to-late 1960's

if you wish to check the bicycle's serial number there is a guide here -


the cycle's Huret gear mechs provide a demarcation line in time

between the 1965 and 1966 model years the Huret marking changed from an upright script of lightweight line to a slanted font with a stipled background

advert of May 1965 -

1431840

catalogue page of 1966 -
1431841


the cycle's pedals appear to be Phillips Apollo pattern and may be Raleigh marked

looking forward to seeing more of your machine 😃

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Seaswood

Look Ma, No Hands!
This was one of many bicycles. Rescued from a collection site to be destroyed.
only blemish from that is a slightly distorted top tube other than age.
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juvela

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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thank you very much for these additional photos

well it certainly appears post-1965

chainset looks to be Nicklin

the number on the bottom bracket shell may be from a licensing agent rather than a factory serial

thanks again 😉


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juvela

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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checked the serial placement on the underside of the bottom bracket shell at the Raleigh resource site and this is what was employed by the manufacturer for the period of 1963-1969

the fact the the number appears to have been put in post-painting had made me think it might have been done by a licensing agency

so for dating we know cycle could not be earlier than 1966 nor later than 1969

if you can get the area cleaned enough to read marking clearly you may be able to break it down to a specific year...

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you will be able to get a reliable and serviceable machine here if you take it to bits and clean and lubricate everything

the two things which would be the most rewarding to upgrade, should you have a mind to, would be the wheels and the brakes


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