Saturday, November 21, 2009

1939 Raleigh Sports

This is my 1939 Raleigh Sports. I have many more sports but this is oldest one. it's got wingnuts allaround. Rear 3 speed drum brake. big dyno front hub, head and tail light. it's unrestored and rides very nice.




That one and two others in group picture.

11 comments:

Mike said...

Beautiful bikes! I found an English three speed beauty, but I can't find the brand online anywhere. Do you know anything about Invicta?

For more info and photos,check out http://mikespokes.blogspot.com/2009/11/identify-this-bike.html

Thanks!

Jonathan Dickerson said...

Gorgeous! I hope to find something like this soon. My oldest right now is a 1954 Evans Colson.

Hsean said...

That Invicta Looks like a bike I used to own but mine was a Raleigh.
To me that bike looks to be a mix between Raleigh and Supercycle. canadian wise anyway could be Raleigh made. I got this 1939 Raleigh by fluke lol I traded a new style cruiser bike for it. there was the Men's and females Raleighs. it was a pair but I only wanted the mens one

Filigree said...

Oh my God, those handlebars!

Hsean said...

Funny thing is I wont ride the bike with the bars dropped that way, I use it with them upside down lol

coastkid said...

just found your blog..
have a few old bikes,one is a raliegh sportster 3 spd,1953 on hub,sold in cockburn street edinburgh,got it from friend,was his grandads from new,also got his grans triumph 3sp,where can i get a replacement hub drive speedo cable for it?,thanks,bruce

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Ah Chow said...

Luv the GIGANTIC ding-dong bell!! Lucas? Great blog with great bikes!

Samantha said...

I am trying to date my Raleigh Sports that I have had for a couple years. It looks exactly like the one in the middle in the picture of the 3 bikes - paint color everything. Could you tell me what year yours is? I can't find any numbers on mine that would give me a clue, or at least I haven't discovered them yet. It is made in England that is all I really know. Love all your bikes by the way!

JG Butler said...

I'm sure you know those are lauterwasser bars, very popular with club riders in the day. They usually fetch around $200. on Ebay. Soma has recently reintroduced them. I've got a pair on my 1948 sports and love them.

Melany Flemmings said...

good blog, i like this, You make it look so easy I want to try it myself. Keep up the good work.

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