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  1976 Raleigh Sports  

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1976 catalog:

Catalog scan: Retro Raleighs

Note that the only difference between the Page 16 on the 1975 and 1976 catalogs is the substitution of "projection welded" for "brazed on" in the text.

Sizes and colors:

Frame Bronze Green Silver Coffee Sky Blue Lemon Yellow
DL22 21", 23" 19.5", 21", 23" 21", 23" NA 21", 23"
DL22L 19.5", 21", 23" 19.5", 21" 19.5", 21" 19.5", 21" NA

Unchanged from 1975.

1976 decals:

Decals remain unchanged from the 1973, 1974 and 1975 model years.

Full comparison available in the Visual ID section.

Frame details:

Frames are identical to 1974 and 1975. 1976 would be the last year for the B.72 to come stock on the Sports.


One detail distinguishes most 1976 Sports from the 1975 models - the replacement of the slotted brake bolt with a 10mm hex head bolt. Otherwise, the serial number is the only way to tell a 1975 from a 1976.

Some examples may have come without self-adjusting brakes as well - note the Raleigh adjuster barrel on this tattered caliper; a feature not present on frames with the self-adjusting levers.

Full details available in our serial chart section.

1976 Raleigh caliper w/10mm hex

Serial numbers:

Serial number for all 1976 Sports are located behind the seattube, and follow the pattern of the 1973/4-1982+ serial system pattern.

Full details available in our serial chart section.

1974-1982+ serial location