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Raleigh Furniture Gallery Showroom #4 Tour

Raleigh Furniture Gallery Showroom #4 Tour

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This can be seen at The Raleigh Furniture Gallery at

2940 Wakefield Pines Dr. Raleigh, NC 27614

(Right behind the Wakefield McDonalds – look for ANTIQUE FURNITURE above our door)

If you have any questions feel free to call us at 919-556-9919

Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.

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Is it worth it? – 1956 Raleigh Superb – Vintage Bicycle Survivor Restoration

Is it worth it? - 1956 Raleigh Superb - Vintage Bicycle Survivor Restoration

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This is a tough one. I always want to try and “save” as many of these old bikes I can but I always have to think of the cost involved. This particular Raleigh Superb didn’t cost me too much and comes with some nice kit but it still needs a lot of work. The rust on the steelwork has removed quite a bit of paint from around the bike and I think it would really need a full blown resto. The cost of powder coating, new decals, new saddle, replacement mudguards (and then new seatpost and handlebars due to broken chrome) and all the cables etc would far outstrip the resale value. Looking around these bikes might only fetch £100. Hardly anything.

It’s a shame to say but I don’t think I’m going to be able to restore this one economically. Doing a “oily rag” restoration might make ends meet if I sell off the old saddle, 4 speed gear and rims and replace those bits with 3 speed chrome but I’d still be left with large parts of the frame bare.

What do you think?