Page 284. 1917 Raleigh All-Steel Superbe Model 20 Gents X Frame. SOLD

1917 Raleigh All-Steel Superbe Model 20 Gents Cross-Frame

(Also described in Raleigh catalogues as ‘Superbe X Frame’)

Sturmey-Archer Model K Three-Speed

24″ Frame

28″ Wheels

Frame No 572882

It’s interesting to read about Raleigh history during WW1. The Superbe Crossframe was Raleigh’s top model. Although Raleigh made a special Military model, which was supplied to the War Office, civilian models such as this were commonly used by officers, who either used their personal bicycles, or bought them on hire purchase schemes as a special concession on enlistment. A Raleigh Crossframe was one of the most popular bicycles of its era, and strong enough for the extra demands of war use.

This particular machine has seen regular use throughout its lifetime, and was recently repainted and serviced. The three-speed Sturmey-Archer hub has been upgraded to a Model K, which was in production between 1921 and 1938. Even top Raleigh models such as this Superbe X Frame were not always fitted with gears during WW1, as much of Raleigh’s equipment was turned over to war production. It’s likely that this Raleigh was purchased without gears and they were fitted after WW1. A chaincase was optional.

The bicycle is in excellent working order and rides very well.


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