Re: [CR]Raleigh Supercourse Mk II

(Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley)

Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 13:52:17 -0700 (PDT)
From: "John Barry" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Raleigh Supercourse Mk II
To: 'Dale Brown' <>,,, Schmid <>
In-Reply-To: <000501c8af8e$eb115e60$fe78a8c0@Twinhead>


That would be a pre-1977 model bicycle. The Super Course was made with Sun Tour dropouts and loaded with Sun Tour componentry starting in 1977. They were available in either gold, or red in both '77 and '78.

The easiest way to pin down the year would be to look at the serial number. It should start with a W, then have another letter, and then a number. That third character (the number) should be the last digit of the year it was made. I'd suspect it will say 4, 5 or 6.


John Barry
Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

--- On Tue, 5/6/08, Schmid wrote:

> From: Schmid <>
> Subject: [CR]Raleigh Supercourse Mk II
> To: "'Dale Brown'" <>,,
> Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 11:36 AM
> I just received a Raleigh Super Course Mk II bike, complete
> in brown
> metallic paint and gold bands. The bike came outfitted with
> almost all
> original parts such as the aluminium Huret Challenger shift
> set. It also
> has a Raleigh marked kickstand, a Raleigh marked rearwheel
> lock and a
> Raleigh marked generator, as well as Bluemels fenders, a
> rear rack and
> an upright Guidons Phillipe town bar and stem. Shifters are
> stem
> mounted, Maillard hubs are marked 1979.
> I could not localise this particular model in one of the
> catalogues
> availabel on the net, but I suspect it should be made
> around 1979 or so.
> Does anybody know whether the Supercourse Mk II was
> available in this
> outfit, or did the original owner buy all the Raleigh parts
> additionally
> when he got the bike?
> Regards
> Michael
> Michael Schmid
> Oberammergau
> Germany
> Tel.: +49 8821 798790
> Fax.:+49 8821 798791
> mail:
> _______________________________________________

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