A few of the bikes were purchased by me, or for me, new, including the brown 1971 Schwinn Super Sport, the Trek 750, the Univega 700FS, and the Trek 850 (for one of my sons).The rest have been acquired used, primarily at garage sales.As proper factory documentation is very limited, the following charts are a constant work in progress; they have been compiled by examining numerous Raleigh frames from each period, component date codes, decal schemes, color availabilities per year; and - occasionally - official papers. Nevertheless, please put your mind at ease - these serial charts have been checked, re-checked, and are as accurate as I can provide at their time of publication. Keep in mind that these charts are incomplete, and there is a reasonably wide margin of error between serial cutoff dates.
Certainly one of the prominent makers of the classic British era...
In 1902, Sturmey-Archer gears were added to the product range.
Six years later, Bowden bought back Raleigh, which was to remain in family hands for the next quarter century.
Follow each item in the list for a photograph of the bicycle as well as a description.
I will try to feature either a special or common attributes of these bicycles in each section (work in progress).
There isn't enough data to claim either option as absolute.