1907 Raleigh ‘Model Superbe No 20A’ Gents Cross-Frame

1907 Raleigh ‘Model Superbe No 20A’ 24 inch Gents Cross-Frame

Frame No 194029

(Now sold)

This early Raleigh Superbe X-Frame will be worked on over this winter. There’s not much to do, essentially a grease up all around, new front inner tube, and a period saddle will finish it off.

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The frame has been repainted at some time, so it has lost its original transfers.


Inverted levers were fitted to the 1907 Raleigh bicycle range. But roller levers were an option. On the top models such as this, they were fitted for free if the customer chose them.

From the catalogue picture, it looks like this model should have a full chain-case. Still, when you’re over 100 years old and still going strong you’re allowed a few minor indiscretions such as a naked chainset.

I’m lucky to have the 1908 Raleigh Crossframe to compare it with.

I’ve found that brake parts are often missing on bicycles of this vintage, or have been replaced with later parts. So I’ve taken various photos of the brakes to provide a reference.

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1907 RALEIGH CATALOGUE

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1888 1500       1907 183073

1889 3200       1908 215650

1890 5200       1909 249081

1891 7600       1910 285669

1892 10500       1911 328748

1893 13900       1912 375693

1894 19100       1913 427829

1895 25300       1914 482851

1896 32100       1915 517198

1897 39913       1916 545198

1898 45981       1917 569737

1899 54032       1918 592473

1900 65152       1919 621678

1900 69868       1920 654502

1901 77342       1921 688291

1902 89622       1922 738447

1903 102954       1923 809184

1904 112673       1924 899465

1905 129228       1925 998077

1906 154917

28 x 1 1/2 tyres, with an old Champion on the rear that’s still in usable condition.

Published on November 30, 2009 at 4:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

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