Monday, January 18, 2010

Gold 69 Raleigh and 79 Typhoon

Here are some pics of my cherished 3 speeds. The gold one is a 1969 Raleigh Sports "All-Gold Edition" in beautiful un-restored original condition. The tires and seat are new but everything else is as it was in 1969. The seat is a new Brooks Leather Saddle. Fitting to the bike. We have a Raleigh dealer here in Asheville that has been in business since 1896 (yes 1896) so the local yard sales are always turning up old Raleigh's. The Schwinn is a 1979 Schwinn Typhoon. It is my daily rider. It has new Sturmey-Archer hubs with drum brakes front and rear, laced to some modern alloy 26" rims. The front hub has a dynamo built in and the lights are 1960's Royce Union 6V 3w set. The front sprocket is a 28 tooth (and if you have ever been to Asheville NC you would know why.........) Love your site and keep up the great work.









6 comments:

MarcosLagoSalado said...

all gold Ralegh--a 66--too. think it was orginally from Denver area, now t's n salt lake. What do you think of the twistgrip?
am now rashly, maybe mistakenly, converting it to a new SA 5speed. part of me wants to convert back in md-project but i am in time and money....anyhow yours is a beauty!

MarcosLagoSalado said...

seems all gold Ralegihs had twist grips, why? how many 3 speeds were thus equipped?

Ah Chow said...

Luv your blue cruiser style 'old-timer'. Is it Schwinn or Raleigh? Model? I also have a cruiser which I intend to customize it into the one like yours pictured. Nice blog.

sloper said...

Nice Rides!

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SatelliteBeach said...

I recently picked up matching his and hers Raleigh all-golds. I'm in the process of getting them in riding condition. I live in Florida, so the rust on the chrome was a real challenge but they are looking pretty good at this point. Now all I need to do is put them back together and my girl and I will have a couple of pretty sweet rides.