The bike turned out to be a classic black Raleigh 3-speed model from about 1970 called the Sports. It was being sold by an older gentleman who picks up bikes at flea markets, yard sales, etc., and then cleans them up and sells them. He had about 20 bikes in a workshop in his back yard, all of them for sale.
Anyway, after a test ride and some cash swapping, I brought home the bike. It looks sharp with original black and white paint job and it's big, heavy and slow - and fun as the dickens to ride.
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|Raleigh Sports 3-speed bicycle||Crank||3-speed internal Sturmey-Archer hub||Traditional Raleigh colors|
|Raleigh Sports 3-speed bike||Rear view of the Raleigh Sports bike||Chain guard and crank|
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