I have a '69/70 Raleigh Super Course that's a bit too tall for me. I'm looking to trade it for a bike of similar vintage/value. To be more specific, I'm looking for something classy to convert to 650B, so it has to have clearance for wide tires, but not too much room that MAFAC Raids can't handle. Needs to have fender eyes, would love nervex lugs, but open to others. Ideally, a british bike would be great, but also open to others, such as french. Would also be very open to an early socketed/fastback reynolds trek.
Ideal size would be approx 54 ctc.
Pics of the SC can be found here:
Specs are as follows:
59 CTT Seat Tube 56.5 CTC Top Tube ~ 70 degree seattube/headtube angle
Two numbers and several markings on the BB shell.
4893069 and E6143. Also a "M" and a "X" are stamped on the BB
BB also has what looks like a stamp for where to drill a hole for an oil port.
2 stamped on seat cluster lug. "o" and "60" stamped on bottom lug of the headtube
Rear is spaced 126mm plus some change, front is 97mm
Dating is based on Oval Headbage, Raleigh Script Decal, Lugs, and 531 decal.
Condition is very good. No dents or dings, frame is straight, forks and dropouts are in excellent alignment. Minor paint loss here and there (see pics), the worst being on the drive side chainstay with some rub on the inside on the non drive side. Otherwise paint looks really good and has a nice shine. Decals are in good condition, however, raleigh ST decal is nearly gone. Some gold lining is missing as well, which I can replicate (if you like) with my bugler.
Chrome is great, some very minor pitting you can see in photos, some rubbing from wheel removal. Otherwise, rust on the frame as a whole is scarce.
TDC or similar headset.
Would also be willing to sell outright for $250 plus shipping.
San Francisco, CA