I rescued a Raleigh from my parents back shed today and was wondering if there was a website I could take a look at to date the bike or perhaps a Raleigh guru on here that could help out.
I've had a look at Sheldon Brown and noticed there are some date codes. I'll check out the date codes in the daylight tomorrow, is there anything else I can use to date it or a chronological picture archive featuring salient changes on a year to year basis.
The only things noticed on the flap-flap-flap walk home with trashed tyres was the tubular fork and crown which and rear dynohub. The shifter is 3 speed although I haven't checked the grimed up hub. Does this point to a sports / superbe. It also has a gear cable hanger as part of the lug at the of the top tube joining onto the seat tube.
How much of the bike is original I can't say, it belonged to my eldest brother and 4 brothers later and me trying some sort of "Grifter"
Mod to the setup might have resorted in a tabby cat bike far from the original.
Any pointers gratefully received,