SOLD: 1989 Raleigh Chiltern Lady

Gorgeous vintage ladies British 3 speed bicycle up for sale in very clean original condition!

Utilising Raleigh’s iconic 21″ steel loop frame with stunning metallic lilac paintwork and perfect livery, the Raleigh’s clearly had little use and been well cared for over the past 28 years.  Nevertheless, this Lady has been treated to a full day of TLC in the Dead Rats Cycles workshop.  With lashings of freshly polished chrome and the authentic ’80s style you can’t buy new, this is a commuter friendly and increasingly collectible classic…

Featuring the timeless 3 speed Sturmey-Archer hub gear system, the Chiltern is also generously equipped with original factory luggage rack, kickstand, colour-coded chainguard & full length mudguards, plus white saddle with matching tyres, shifter, pedals, cable housing & handlebar grips.

Similar models may be found cheaper elsewhere online, but none appear to be as low mileage, pristine and original as this one.  So do yourself a favour and snap this one up!  A few years after this beauty was built in Nottingham, Raleigh regrettably transferred their manufacturing overseas and those later bikes were more cheaply built to less exacting standards – and are less stylish, authentic and collectable than this one…


Frame & Fork: Raleigh 18-23 high tensile lugged steel (size 21″)
Headset: YST chrome (original)
Stem: SR Japan (original)
Handlebar: Raleigh chrome (original)
Grips: Plastiche Cassano (original)
Brakes: Raleigh chrome side-pull (original)
Shifter: Sturmey-Archer (original)
Rear Sprocket: Sturmey-Archer (original)
Chain: Union (original)
Chainset: Thun chrome (original)
Bottom Bracket: Thun cottered (original)
Pedals: Union (original)
Rims: Raleigh chrome (original)
Front Hub: Union (original)
Rear Hub: Sturmey-Archer AW (original)
Tyres: Raleigh Record 26 x 1 3/8″ white wall (front original, rear new)
Saddle: original – has loops for a saddle bag
Seatpost: Raleigh chrome (original)
Seatpost Binder: Raleigh ‘R’ nut (original)
Original Extras: chromed luggage rack, Ursuss alloy kickstand, colour-coded chainguard and full length mudguards, full set of Cateye reflectors

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2 thoughts on “SOLD: 1989 Raleigh Chiltern Lady”

  1. Mrs Cheryl Tweedy

    Loving your Lilac Raleigh Chiltern – could it be posted to Shoreham-by -Sea for a fee. How much?

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