SBDU SB6560 Ilkeston Panasonic Raleigh 1984 Geometry


I get requests for information about SBDU bikes from people located all over the world. I’m very happy to have already helped so many people answer questions about their Raleigh bikes. And that is not just SBDU bikes, I have information about Worksop and Nottingham built Raleigh bikes too, dating from the 1970s through to the 1990s.

I’ve seen and compiled a database on approximately 300 SBDU bikes and frames. This database, together with information I’ve found through research, has enabled me to create several SBDU timelines, helping me to accurately identify and date SBDU bikes.

Have a question about your Raleigh? I may be able to provide the answer.

This is one of a series of new projects that I’m planning, so please keep checking back here for updates or send an email to me at for more information..


Written by Neil McGowran

Blogger of all things to do with the Specialist Bicycle Development Unit (SBDU) and TI-Raleigh Ilkeston.

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