I recently bought a Raleigh MTB RSP ti frame off ebay.
I've been a member of the forum for quite a while now but have finally taken the plunge and decided to build up my first retro build ...
Anyway, this frame ... below ... is causing me to scratch my head a little, I'm struggling to work out exactly what model it is and what year.
The frame number is H23136 ... I've read on the forum that H signifies 97 - 98 models.
However, the frame carries the circular RSP headbadge ... that I've read (again on the forum) was only used for 1999 - 2000 models?
The frame is only V-brake compatible which would suggest to me that it is an earlier rather than later model?
The frame is bare titanium but there are signs about the frame that it was painted once and has subsequently been stripped. It looks like the front of the frame was originally blue (up to and including the first cable guides) and the rear of the bike (from the second cable guides) was white. Having had a good hunt around online I can't find any examples of any RSP bikes in this colour way.
Any information or educated guesses would be much appreciated.