Friday, October 19, 2012


Found a Foremost 3 speed on Craigslist.  The guy had it on his farm in north Texas, and has been in his family for awhile. He thought it was from the late 70's/early 80's.  When I check it out, the SA AW hub is stamped 9-65!  The guy was even shocked that it was that old.  It has the twist shifter instead of the trigger shifter.  The previous owner touched up the mudguards and chain guard, and did a good job matching up the color, but how hard is it to match up black! 

Doing a little research, this is a JC Penney brand sold in the stores.  This model was made by Raleigh, as is evident by the sprocket, stem and mudguard shape.  Looks just like a Sport.  Here are a few "before" pics.

1 comment:

  1. What size tires on it? My mom and dad were cleaning out their garage and found my mom's old bike from when she was a teenager. They were going to throw it away, but I love bikes do I took it and plan to restore it. Looks just like that except it's green with chrome. The tires are dry rotted, so can't make out the size. I think they are 26 x 1 3/8, but not positive.