1910 Raleigh Gents Roadster with Concealed Roller Lever Brakes

1910 Raleigh Gents Roadster

Model No 5

Sturmey-Archer ‘Model X’ 3-Speed Gear

24″ Frame

28″ Wheels

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Concealed Roller Lever Brakes

Excellent Original Paintwork with box lining

and Good Nickel Handlebars and Wheels

This 107-year-old Raleigh retains its original paintwork in good condition, with most of its ornate box-lining intact. The Raleigh name transfers (decals) on the headstock and chaincase are readable. And the nickel-plated handlebars and wheels have also weathered the ravages of time quite well.

I sold the Raleigh to a good friend four years ago. It has been his regular daily rider around town. He is now buying another bicycle from me but has run out of room, so I am reselling the Raleigh for him. It’s the same as you see in these photos, but without the accessories shown. He recently serviced it, and it’s ready to ride.

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The bicycle’s most interesting feature is the Concealed Roller Lever Brakes (below). This was a Lea Francis patent, and Raleigh offered this as an option on its own bicycles for only one year.

 

1911 RALEIGH CATALOGUE 

 

 

 

 

 

 CONCEALED ROLLER LEVER BRAKES

 

 

 

 

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 STURMEY ARCHER THREE SPEED

 

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