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SELLING Vintage and Unique Raleigh Super Course Carleton - $350

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bicycle type: road
frame size: 55cm
wheel size: 27 in
bicycle frame material: steel
handlebar type: drop
make / manufacturer: Raleigh
model name / number: Super Course
UPDATE: Reduced price.

Selling a very unique, very classic Raleigh Super Course Carleton with a really cool story. Great condition.

Bike is a 1973 classic. In almost five years of owning the bike, I haven't seen anything like it on the road. Super unique copper-golden-brown coloring ("coffee" according to the brochure), all-steel frame that's light, responsive, and dynamic. An absolute joy to ride, and it's ready to ride away as-is.

Here's the (quick story). Originally purchased from a used bike sale in Virginia (not in riding condition) then brought back to life by an absolute master at a shop in Washington, D.C. This guy spent weeks tracking down the appropriate parts (including matching color, period-appropriate parts, etc.) to balance rideability and the classic feel of the bike. Brought it out to California with me, but have accumulated a bit too much and unfortunately have to part ways.

If you've never ridden a bike like this, I really can't recommend it more highly as a first or even second/backup road bike. It's light and super low maintenance while also being heavy duty and resilient to bumps/imperfections in the road, multiple terrains, commuting, long distance, etc. Back in D.C., this bike was getting me through daily commutes as well as 50+ mile rides. Truly an all-around excellent vehicle. Never ridden in east coast winter (I had a different bike for that).

The parts list—as best I can tell—is below, but if you're curious about anything just let me know. Just re-taped the bars with some color-appropriate tape. Happy to throw in the rear light as well as a front light (not pictured) and two back-up replacement tubes. Also not pictured is a period-original headlight that's powered by a dynamo that I'm happy to include as well. (It's similar to this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/174223838677. Basically, you turn the pedals and that powers the light.)

- Frame and fork: Raleigh Super Course Carleton (original).
- Reynolds 531 tubes (recommend reading about this steel if you haven't: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynolds_531)
- Gumwall-style tires, both with ample tread.
- SunTour drivetrain (similar to original).
- Selle Royal Suez saddle (nice and light, super comfy; easy to replace if not your jam)
- Cinelli bar tape.

Really bummed to see this one go, but just don't have room for it anymore. Priced to sell.

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