Retro raleighs dating
However, that's a 10-speed frame with the rear dropout eyelet on top rather behind the axle.
Hard to tell if it would look as good set back further.
I like the modified Wald rack a great deal and the Pletscher rack is great for sling bags.
Bikes: '74 Raleigh LTD-3, '76 Motobecane Grand Jubile, '83 Fuji TSIII (customized commuter), '10 Mercier Kilo WT (fixed obsession), '83 Bianchi Alloro, '92 Bridgestone MB-1 (project), '83 Specialized Expedition (project), '79 Peugeot UO-8 (sold) 2 months? There are people that bring 4-5 year old threads back from the dead, and it takes a while to realize, with everything in real time these days. ,,,, BD Shark Sandwich got a two word review, hehe. Why can’t I find a simple traditional rear rack of pleasing proportions for Raleigh-type 26-inch wheel bikes?
Now it’s back and the Nottingham-based firm has created this limited-edition version.
It’s in ‘scooter cream’ with the RAF roundel on the backrest matched by red, white and blue cables.
I use the up to date Sunlight Multi-fit rack on my vintage bikes; in silver, its styling seems to fit vintage bikes nicely and I find it very sturdy & functional.
Between 1925 and the cessation of cycle production during the Second World War, letters prefixed or suffixed the running frame number although no indication is given of the starting point of the numbers.The Taiwanese company Sunrace bought the equipment, stock and rights to the name and is back in business.Most older Sturmey-Archer hubs have two or three-letter model codes, which are usually stamped onto the hub shell.It appears that Raleigh recycled many of the older serial numbers in later years, so there are lots of bikes from the 60s and 70s that have serial numbers that would suggest much greater age.Almost all English 3-speeds have Sturmey-Archer rear hubs.
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A "traditional" rack almost certainly would have been a Pletscher or a Raleigh presstube rack.