Raleigh Serial More Raleigh Links: flickr group: The Raleigh Bicycle Nottingham YAHOO!
Notes: Serial Numbers (bottom bracket): W (for Worksop, where Professionals would have been built), or SB (for Ilkeston, where Team bike frames were built). Raleigh Riders: Joop Zoetemelk, Jan Raas, Gerrie Knetemann, Hennie Kuiper, Urs Freuler, Henk Lubberding, Rene Pijnen, Johan van der Velde.
It shows production of these roadsters in Nottingham in 1945.
Many older bikes are still quite useable and still satisfy the casual recreational user.
Indeed, many well-made used bikes are much better than some department store bikes today.
If this is the case, the hub is not original to the bike and doesn’t accurately tell its year.
It is a Sturmey-Archer hub as would have been the original.
They were listed on Craigslist as a set and were said to be from 1960.