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 103-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.

The machine was recently serviced and is 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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