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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:39 pm 
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Hi Guys

Need help identifying a bike I picked up partially restored.

Previous owner said it was an Elswick Hopper but there are no identifying features I could distinguish.

Perhaps some more knowledgeable members could shine some light...?

Cheers!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:48 pm 
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I think the badge on the cranks and handlebars identify those as Raleigh parts.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:50 pm 
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Yeah I thought they might be Raleigh parts but would another manufacturer use Raleigh parts on their bikes?
I've searched Raleigh's of that era and the forks seen different.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:44 pm 
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Well my dad once bought an Elswick in 1980 and it came with a Raleigh branded stem fitted. I think the stem may have been a Sturmey Archer item.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:46 pm 
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An Elswick Hopper should have the frame number on the left rear dropout.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:46 pm 
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Pardon my ignorance but where is the left rear dropout?

The frame was recently repainted so don't know if the serial number is still visible!

As it had rod brakes, can anybody give an idea of year?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:55 pm 
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Griffin wrote:
Pardon my ignorance but where is the left rear dropout?


It's the bit of the frame that holds the rear axle on the left side.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:40 pm 
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There is no doubt that this bike was manufactured as a Raleigh make. It has the octagonal headset.
Also the 26 thread per inch bottom backet bearings.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:39 am 
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Raleigh seemed to supply a lot of bikes to Elswick from the late 60's to late 70's that were badged as Elswick.


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