The bike includes the original frame pump, plus a Brooks B-72 saddle and a rear Dutch carrier (both upgrades from the base model shown from the 1951 catalog above).
The frame serial number dates to 1949, and the Sturmey Archer hub shows a 1950 date, so I have concluded that this is a 1950 model.
Here is an all original 1950 Raleigh Sports Tourist Ladies model.
The serial number is to be found on the bottom of the bike – or in technical terms, on the bottom bracket. Make a note of the frame number – do it sooner rather than later.
), and there's also this nifty decal: It reads, "MANUFACTURED IN CANADA BY RALEIGH INDUSTRIES OF CANADA LIMITED UNDER LICENCE FROM RALEIGH INDUSTRIES LIMITED".
This also might help to narrow down the date further - does anyone know when this language was used? Rear 3-speed hub after a rudimentary wipe-down: (in logo) 3S (stamped below) SHIMANO JAPAN F1.
You also need the serial number to register your bicycle with your local Gardai or with .
We have our fingers crossed you won’t need to refer to the number.