Re: [CR]Anyone familiar with a Raleigh model called the Lancer?


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Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2007 15:18:37 -0400
To: "Tom Sanders" <tsan7759142@sbcglobal.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Anyone familiar with a Raleigh model called the Lancer?


Quoth Tom Sanders:
>There is a 90 year old gent about who has a very nice Raleigh Lancer that he
>claims he bought new in the mid-1950s. I don't find much on this model.any
>of you folks knowledgeable of it?

I believe it was mid/late '50s. There should be a date stamped on the rear hub.

This was sort of a knock-off of the Schwinn Corvette, designed to be a cross between a traditional English 3-speed and a balloon tire cruiser. These were designated "middleweights" but were never very popular, as they basically incorporated the worst features of the two different styles of bikes.

Sheldon "Off Topic" Brown

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