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                             Sir Walter Raleigh emblem 

            Placing his cape over a mud puddle for Queen Elizabeth 

                    ~  THE ALL STEEL BICYCLE  ~

- 1953 lightweight 23" Ladies Raleigh Sports " The Raleigh "

- ~ The All Steel Bicycle ~ I believe it's a cro-mo frame not certain?

- Much of this bike /parts are fairly similar to the same as my 54 Rudge Clubman

- The frame angles are the same 

- Like my 54 Rudge this Raleigh has a pressed in brass oiler on the left hand side of the bottom bracket. The 44/45 HUMBER also has the oiler on the left, though this one screws in. After 56/57 the oiler moved to the right and became plastic, like my Phillips.

- The Bars of course are not the same.

- 26 x 1 3/8 wheels classic Roadster wheel set, whereas my Rudge sported the 26 x 1 1/4 racing wheel set. The differnce is the 1 1/4 size is taller. Note: 26 x 1 1/4 frames will take a 700 C 

- 3-speed Sturmey Archer 

- All original except for saddle and New (same as) NOS fenders

- Like others of era these brakes sport a double ended cable.  Here I put a new one on the front and was able to use the original rear. These cables are hard to get.

- The bike is in great condition with all it's patina

- All of the transfers are there and readable