Date Raleigh bike

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Alreeves
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Date Raleigh bike

Postby Alreeves » 31 Jul 2020, 3:53pm

I recently bought a few Raleigh parts that used to be a ladies bike. I’d like to roughly (at least) date it
Seller had caked frame in horrid thick black paint so can’t see any serial number & no rear wheel to check student hub date. Front wheel cleaned up nicely and has Sturmey Archer England F230 26x1 3/8 stamped into it.
Anyone recognise this?

peetee
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Re: Date Raleigh bike

Postby peetee » 31 Jul 2020, 4:11pm

If it has a Sturmey rear hub gear that will have a date.
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Brucey
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Re: Date Raleigh bike

Postby Brucey » 31 Jul 2020, 8:27pm

no picture...?

You need to scape the paint and find the serial number.

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rjb
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Re: Date Raleigh bike

Postby rjb » 31 Jul 2020, 10:36pm

If you have removed the front wheel put it back with the fixed cone on the right side. The adjustable cone goes on the left side. If it's the wrong way around the adjustable cone can self tighten due to precession and destroy the hub pretty quickly. :wink:
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