• Jack

    Beautiful bike! 12-speed ???

  • http://hughsbicycle.blogspot.com Hugh

    A woman who loves Raleighs! Does she have any sisters?
    Seriously, Great bike and an excellent description. I
    will have to try your home made de-greaser sometime.

  • Adam

    Thank you so much for posting info about this particular Super Course. I have the same ’83 Super Course (non-mixte) and was very curious about why this one was different from literally every other Super Course I had ever seen.

    Makes sense now why the Team Racing models (Grand Prix, Super Course, Competition) were all made to similar specs to this particular Super Course. The ARX derailleurs are utterly fantastic!

  • http://doohickie.blogspot.com Doohickie

    I just picked up the same model in a 25″ gents frame. Rides great. A little note about Raleigh Cycle Company of America: In 1983, Raleigh pulled out of the U.S. market, but licensed the name to Huffy (not the first time the two collaborated, as some older Huffy Sportsmen were Raleigh built). So when it says, “Designed and Engineered in the USA,” they are talking about Huffy.

    The lower models during this period (usually Raleigh 502 tubed) where made in Taiwan. The better models with Raleigh 555SL tubing were built in Japan, and I think the top of the line may have been built by Raleigh themselves. Here is the 1983 Catalog.

    I’m loving my Super Course so far, and hope it will be featured on OTSG soon.