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Offline scphnt

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Barn find Raleigh
« on: November 20, 2020, 03:20:43 PM »
Well not really a find, my dad got it as a project in the 70's, but newer had the time as being a busy entrepreneur. Now I'm thinking of taking the family burden onto my shoulders, before my mum decides to get rid of it. So it would be nice to get some info if parts can be found etc. Dad can't help anymore because of dementia.

I think it is some 1920's Raleigh model of what I have found on google. Missing some parts, but not that much.

Here is pics, sorry I wasn't smart enough to find the serial of the frame or engine.


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Re: Barn find Raleigh
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2020, 04:05:03 PM »
Can't help with model details but it looks very complete and an excellent project.
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Re: Barn find Raleigh
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2020, 05:08:15 PM »
I think its more likely to be early 1930s, but Raleighs are excellent bikes well worth looking after.

If it gets too much for you I have a shitty french twostroke to swap.Decades of fun there.

Is that a Horex behind it?

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Re: Barn find Raleigh
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2020, 06:04:59 PM »
That's the way to find them!
Pretty much complete and un-fannied around with. New tyres etc, rebuild the mag and off you go. Very Nice.

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Re: Barn find Raleigh
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2020, 09:21:46 PM »
That is a nice project.
Give it a good wipeover, clean, and wax and polish, you may be surprised at how well it will come up.
Original paint and finish bikes are highly prized these days.
If that were mine, I wouldn't alter anything.
It will get a lot of attention.
They are only original ONCE !

It is later than the wedge tank models, and still has the maggie in front of the engine.
That makes it later 1920s.
Its a sidevalve single (obviously).
What does the other side look like - something like this (not the right muffler)  this a 1928 M1 500cc


Raleigh of Nottingham made their own motorcycles and engines, and also sold them (engines) under the 'Sturmey Archer' brand.
Gearboxes also, many a maker used their gearboxes.

« Last Edit: November 20, 2020, 09:26:41 PM by R »

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Re: Barn find Raleigh
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2020, 10:29:03 PM »
Hi,
It would be worth your while to get in touch with the Raleigh owners club

https://www.rmerc.co.uk/

John

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Re: Barn find Raleigh
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2020, 12:52:21 PM »
Might be able to assist with identification from the frame and engine number.

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Re: Barn find Raleigh
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2020, 01:41:50 PM »

Is that a Horex behind it?

Yes it is an Horex.

That is a nice project.
Give it a good wipeover, clean, and wax and polish, you may be surprised at how well it will come up.
Original paint and finish bikes are highly prized these days.
If that were mine, I wouldn't alter anything.
It will get a lot of attention.
They are only original ONCE !



I have to admit, I didn't have originality so much on my mind, but now realise its importance.

That's the way to find them!
Pretty much complete and un-fannied around with. New tyres etc, rebuild the mag and off you go. Very Nice.

Thanks, I was worried it would take a lifetime to fix it up, maybe it wont be that bad.

Hi,
It would be worth your while to get in touch with the Raleigh owners club

https://www.rmerc.co.uk/

John

Yes, this seems a good place to source parts etc. Thank you!


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Re: Barn find Raleigh
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2020, 04:54:27 PM »
It's your bike to do with as you wish but to me it's "too good" to restore.
Total restoration is more for the bundle of mismatched pile of parts where the back mudguard has spent years in the open but the front has lived in a workshop. Your bike is "all of a piece" as they used to say.