We recently got this 1937 Raleigh Golden Arrow in. These are the ‘before’ pictures, the way we bought the bike and we will soon restore it to the correct specifications. The bike will clean up beautifully, the paint looks great and the plating really only has surface rust on it. We are confident that we have a nice set of period mudguards to install as well. Might be difficult finding a set of Shock-Stop grips for it though.
Funny how the kept the original quadrant top tube Sturmey Archer shifter on the bike, even though it had been ‘upgraded’ to normal SA trigger thumb shifter.
Nice fluted cottered cranks with replaceable chainring.
The Lauterwasser turned upright for a more casual riding position. we will correct that.