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 Post subject: Raleigh Reynolds 501
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:21 pm 
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Hi All

Looking for some help if possible.
I love cycling and have a very limited knowledge on retro bikes.

My father in law recently passed away and whilst clearing his garage, we came across the below bike.
A fantastic, Raleigh Reynolds 501!
Anybody able to share some knowledge about these bikes? Age? Were they the GO TO Bike back in the day?
I like triathlon, would this be the retro version of a TT Bike? :D

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Interested to hear
TIA


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh Reynolds 501
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:58 pm 
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Not exactly go-to.
501 was a quality tube set but still on the non-special side (531 was the standard for a true performance frame). But it's definitely a class above the standard 'Raleigh Racer' that everyone had back then. I would describe it as 'sporty' rather than racing.
https://www.vintagevelo.co.uk/blog/reyn ... n-the-80s/


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh Reynolds 501
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:19 am 
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Looks in pretty good condition & worthy of a restoration. Looks like some parts have been upgraded. As it was a low end mass produced bike but the owner looks to upgraded it with quick release wheelset saddle etc...maybe old Benotto handlebar tape to.....toe clips also a mark of someone who rode regularly


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:42 am 
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Team Panasonic colours.

Is this your bike?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:59 am 
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That looks like the one :)

I am going to collect it from the house tonight and get it home and into the pain cave with my other bikes. Will get it up on the service stand and give it a good clean and try to sort the tape and "gunk" on the handle bars.

otherself wrote:
Team Panasonic colours.

Is this your bike?

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otherself wrote:
Team Panasonic colours.

Is this your bike?

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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh Reynolds 501
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:01 pm 
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Looks in very good condition and in need of very little so a no brainier to save, use and enjoy.

Hoods for the brake levers are readily available and you want the Weinmann fitting ones, Crane or Dia Compe ones to fit are easy to find with a quick ebay search.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:51 pm 
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allenh wrote:
Looks in very good condition and in need of very little so a no brainier to save, use and enjoy.

Hoods for the brake levers are readily available and you want the Weinmann fitting ones, Crane or Dia Compe ones to fit are easy to find with a quick ebay search.


Amazing thank you for the heads up on the names to search for. No doubt there will be other bits that i will need but will be sure to shout if i cannot find them :)
Looking at your completed list, i am sure you will know lol


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh Reynolds 501
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:31 pm 
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Does that say "Corsa" on the top tube ?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:41 pm 
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a Raleigh in team colours will always have a following and demand will be there. Even the gas pipe Europas in TI colours fetch more money than they are intrinsically worth


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh Reynolds 501
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:47 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Does that say "Corsa" on the top tube ?


Hi

Yes it does


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