Raleigh Canadian ?

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ZZ3Malibu

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jul 9, 2009
83
Garden City Mi
Can anyone give me any info on this bike, Couldnt find any on the net about it. Serial number on BB is 6619 no letters or other numbers on the bike.
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Aluyasha

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 11, 2012
30
Spokane, Washington
Raleigh did make some bikes in Canada. They also had a few factories in other countries like england (obviously) and new zealand.
The frame shape is called a "camel back". I have found they are a little harder to find than the daimond frames. Looking up a camel back might help your search. :)
 

rhenning

I live for the CABE
May 9, 2010
1,410
71
Sharon wi United States
I would agree with all of what the second poster said. My one problem with camel back frames is they were made so they could have a very short seat tube which means they are for short riders. I had one but at 6 feet tall there was no way I could ride it. Roger
 

Aluyasha

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 11, 2012
30
Spokane, Washington
I would agree with all of what the second poster said. My one problem with camel back frames is they were made so they could have a very short seat tube which means they are for short riders. I had one but at 6 feet tall there was no way I could ride it. Roger
That would be fine for me, I am 5' 2". lol
 

Gary Mc

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 5, 2011
2,297
Buford GA
Don't know much about these but thats a really nice Raleigh with beautiful paint!!!!! Hope you get her back on the road.
 
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OldRider

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 2, 2009
3,082
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
For a fact Raleigh had a fac tory in Canada, mostly British components though..........heres my 1959 ladies Raleigh 3 speed, badged as an Eatons Glider.
 

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vincev

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 2, 2008
13,374
crown point<indiana
Old Rider,Dave is on line so dont leave that in your yard.
 

ZZ3Malibu

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jul 9, 2009
83
Garden City Mi
I had taken the rear wheel off this bike when i got it . Never paid any attention to the size. So last night i found the wheel its a 28 x 1 1/2 single speed coaster. Looks like a drop center rim. Does anyone have a front wheel like this type? Will post pics of the rim later
 

sailorbenjamin

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 3, 2008
453
Ryderwood, United States
Is there a bead seat diameter listed on that tire? In England, 28x1 1/2" tires have a 635mm bead seat diameter. In Canada, 28x1 1/2" tires have a 622mm BSD. An English bike made in Canada could be either, I guess. Look closely at the tire and see if either of those numbers come up. If not, hold it up next to a modern "700" wheel. If the rim is the same diameter then it's the smaller size, which is kinda nice cause most modern hybrid bikes use that size and it's easy to get. The bigger ones aren't hard to get but the selection isn't as nice.
Never seen a 28" camel back myself. Very interesting. What's the seat tube length?
 

ZZ3Malibu

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jul 9, 2009
83
Garden City Mi
Seat tube is 20 inches, The rear tire is a Dunlop Champion 28 x 1 1/2 made in Britain for F25 rim. With no MM spec that i could find. The hub is Reslion coaster brake single speed.
 
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Tom Everett

On Training Wheels
Sep 18, 2012
1
A, A
im the guy with the triumph camelback

my understanding that triumph made this bike in the mid 30's?
i have a perry rear hub
 

sailorbenjamin

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 3, 2008
453
Ryderwood, United States
Yeah, I just looked up Triumph on Wikipedia. I guess I was pretty wrong about their history. They go back to the 1880:eek: I wonder which company I was thinking of when I wrote that...or what I was smoking.
 

ZZ3Malibu

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jul 9, 2009
83
Garden City Mi
I think mine is more likely from late 50`s early 60`s like to no more info on that girls bike posted in the other forum.
 

Greg M

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Sep 25, 2011
896
Victoria, BC, Canada
Looks very similar to my '63 Triumph 3spd

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Greg M

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Sep 25, 2011
896
Victoria, BC, Canada
I really don't know. Mine is the only one I've seen in person, and there's very little information to be found on the web. It took some digging to determine that it's a Canadian made raleigh model 99 badged as a Triumph.
 

SirMike1983

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 27, 2008
3,174
United States
Looks very similar to my '63 Triumph 3spd

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Interesting bike. It has the rear facing drops and long wheelbase of a full roadster, but a camel back frame and small size of a juvenile type Raleigh.

I tend to group these in the Raleigh "export" market line. The internet is awash in US/UK spec Raleigh Sports and DL-1 bicycles. However, Raleigh made many "oddball" models for markets outside Britain and the US. Raleigh was adept at adapting their bicycles to the needs of each particular country. For example, last year I refurbished and eventually sold a 1965 Raleigh Dawn that had rod and drum brakes, a Sports-style frame, and chaincase set up. That would be unheard of for a 1965 US-spec bike, but apparently popular and common in Denmark (oddball Raleighs are even still popular there: http://www.bikeshedva.blogspot.com/2012/10/still-going-old-style.html).

I've heard of the Raleigh Canadian and seen one or two others. That dark red with the white fenders and chain guard seem to have been a feature of them. I tend to think of them as being like the Denmark Dawn and other bikes made with oddball configurations for different markets. I guess this was Canada's own variation of "export" Raleigh. I use quotes around export because Raleigh actually had factories in some of these countries, including Canada. So it may have been made in Canada, though "export" in the sense it was a Raleigh never made for the British or US market.
 
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