This is a SunTour Honor branded up for Raleigh. I believe that it was used mainly on models made by Raleigh America, and rarely found its way to Nottingham.

Raleigh also bought in a Raleigh branded version of the SunTour Seven - a SunTour model that had the rear knuckle of the V series and the front knuckle of the Honor.


  1. Brand: Raleigh, manufactured by SunTour

  2. Country: UK, manufactured in Japan

  3. Date of introduction: 1976?

  4. Date of this example: 1980 (two letter date code is WH)

  5. Model no: unknown

  6. Weight: 370g including hanger plate

  7. Maximum cog: 30 teeth (Sutherlands 4th edition and SunTour)

  8. Total capacity: 28 teeth (Sutherlands 4th edition and SunTour)

  9. Pulley centre to centre: 57mm

  10. Index compatibility: friction

  11. Chain width: 3/32”

  12. Logic: top normal

  13. Pivots: two pivots, front sprung and rear unsprung

  14. Material: steel


Raleigh Honor