" When I got home, I pulled this 19" DL 22  out of my van, aired the tires up and took er for a spin " As I thought ! " Yeah... this is a nice Gentalmens Roadster " 

 

 

 

Made in England - 1965 Raleigh DL 22 Sports   Before 

 

 

Like them all; After hours upon hours the finished product is always impressive. I say this about many of bikes, though this one has a special place. I'm not sure if it's the colour, the overall style, ride, and condition, or the year of this Raleigh 1965, but it's got a grip on me. 

               1965 19" Raleigh DL 22 Sports   Roadster

 

- 19" All steel Raleigh Sports DL 22

- 2 layers of lacquer carmine red ( original paint & transfers )

- Raleigh fork 

- 3 speed Sturmey Archer AW rear hub 1965

- Raleigh front hub with Sturmey Archer wing nuts

- 3 speed S/A shifter

- Raleigh brakes Calipers and levers ( double ended one piece cables )

- 26 x 1 3/8 Dunlop rims 

- IRC Genuine Roadster 26 x 1 3/8 tires

- Steel valved 26 x 1 3/8 tubes

- Raleigh cranks 46t w/Herons

- Raleigh ( rebuildable ) pedals

- Raleigh bottom bracket

-Raleigh head set

- Raleigh box stem

- Raleigh North Road handle bars ( reversed )

- Leather sprung GOLDUS saddle

- Raleigh seat post

- Raleigh chain guard

- Raleigh fenders 

- Raleigh rear rack

- Bullet generator light set to era ( made in Japan )

 

This bike is in Excelent condition. It rides and runs very well. Upon rebuild I found the wear to be little. I would imagine this bike was all stock when I got it. I had to replace the tires using older to the era IRC tires. The tubes are steel valved and they hold air fine so I have reused them. I reversed the handle bars on this bike, they can be put back to regular fit.