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's Periodic Table of the Raleigh Super Course

This table was developed to aid in the restoration of the bike in the first column, bought new by me, sold and then bought back fifteen years later.

Year 1971 1971(?) Early 70s 1973/74 1973/74 1974(?) 1975 1978
Model Super Course Super Course Super Course Super Course Super Course TT Super Course Mk II Super Course Mk II Super Course
Color Bronze Green Bronze Green Coffee or Bronze Green Coffee or Bronze Green Flamboyant Red bright minty green, white panels Pearl Red or Gold
Model # DL100 DL100 DL105
Frame 531 Main Tubes Decal says 531 Double-Butted 531 Main Tubes, Plain Guage 531 Main Tubes 531 Main Tubes 531 Main Tubes 531 Main Tubes
Lugs Nervex Nervex Exclusive Capella Exclusive Capella Bocama Feature Cut
Fork Chrome ends Chrome Tips Wagner Forged Box Crown Wagner Box Crown Vagner Crown, Sun Tour forged ends
Handlebars (AVA-not original) GB, without engraved map, but stamped GB near bar end Maes Alloy Raleigh Maes Alloy Raleigh Maes Alloy GB Raleigh Italienne Alloy
Stem (AVA-not original) GB, "GB" forged into side of stem Alloy with 2 1/2" extension GB Forged GB Forged GB Raleigh S/R
Brakes Weinmann Weinmann 999 Vainqueur (Front: 610, Rear 750) Weinmann 999 Quick Release Weinmann 999 center pull Weinmann 999 short reach center pull missing Weinmann Vainqueur 750 (long reach in back) Weinmann short reach center pull
Crankset Nervar Cottered Steel Nervar Stronglight 40/52T Steel Raleigh 40/52 Raleigh 40/52 Stronglight alloy Nervar Sport Raleigh/SR cotterless alloy 40/52T
Rear Cluster missing Normandy or Atom 14/28 14/28T 14/28T 14/28T 14/28T Sun Tour Perfect 14/28T
Pedals Raleigh Steel Quill Atom 440 Raleigh 501 Raleigh 501
Rims missing Weinmann Alloy, dimpled (#256,but it might be #210) 27"x1 1/4" alloy Alloy 27"x1 1/4" High Pressure  Alloy Sprint  Weinmann 27x1 1/4  Weinmann 700C alloy, A124 section
Hubs missing Normandy (Luxe?), plain, not highly polished Normandy with Q/R Normandy Wide Flange Alloy Q/R Normandy Wide Flange Alloy Q/R Normandy Wide Flange  Atom small flange Q/R
Tires missing Hutchinson, or possibly Michelin 50 27"x1 1/4" Hutchinson Gum Wall Hutchinson Butyl Tubular Clincher Raleigh 700 gumside
Saddle Brooks B15 "Narrow" Brooks B15 Brooks B17N Brooks B17N Brooks B17 Suede
Seat Post Chromed Steel Alloy Chrome No. 3 Chrome No. 3 Black painted steel Alloy SR 26.8 mm
derailer Hurét, Hurét down tube shifters Hurét special long cage version of Luxe Competition Simplex Prestige,down tube shifters Simplex Prestige, downtube shifters Simplex Prestige, downtube shifters Hurét front and rear Sun Tour: Cyclone (r) Compe V (f), end shifters
Cable and Tape White cable, tape unknown Tape green translucent, embossed, likely with ribbed pattern, not diamond like Schwinn Matched to frame To match frame White White cable White cable, cloth tape to match frame
Extras and Comments Christophe Clips and white straps White "Carleton" hard plastic brake hoods Hurét Spoke Protector
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Toe Clips and Straps
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Weight 27 lbs 28-29 lbs 28-29 lbs 26 lbs
Source Bike: purchased new by Tom Forhan in 1971, some mods by interim owner, wheels stolen Bike: purchased new by Mark Bulgier in 1972 Brochure, annotated "Early 70's" by Raleigh Brochure, annotated "1973/4" by Raleigh England Brochure, annotated "1973/4" by Raleigh England Bike: purchased used by Tom Forhan 1996 Bike: purchased new by Tom Gibb, still in use as commuter Brochure, annotated "1978" by Raleigh England

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See also: The Raleigh Super Course Series

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