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
Harris Cyclery, West Newton, Massachusetts
Phone 617-244-9772 FAX 617-244-1041
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