I haven't pinpointed the exact year yet but I know Joe got the bike in 1970 from the original owner so I figure late 1960's. Like most project bikes; its grimy, its got some pitted chrome on the front forks and its in need of alot of TLC, so pretty much SOP. The Super Course came with Reynolds 531 main tubes, quick release hubs (many 10 speeds of the late 60s still had bolt ons), chromed rear stays and a Brooks saddle. This one came in Coffee Brown, so I guess Raleigh knew it would eventually end up in the coffee crazy Pacific Northwest.
|Pitted chrome on front fork with QR|
While discolored the leather isn't cracked and doesn't appear too dried out. One of the things I like about this era of Raleigh are the ornate lugs.
|Cool pre 70's head badge|
There is also a tiny brake cable end that fits into the brake bridge, you don't want to misplace this part - believe me.
|Don't misplace the tiny parts!|
Until next time Ride. Smile. Repeat.