Steve Kish reckons it could be a 1968
Yeah, I know.
For what it's worth, I disagree. The late sixties models used centre-pull brakes with a brazed-on bridge:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/studiobeel ... otostream/
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleig ... ges/05.htm
If it's not a Raleigh Professional it could be a '68, but then it could be anything, of course.
The longer I look at it, the more certain I am that yours is a circa '73 Raleigh Professional with later braze-ons. Look at this one:
It's all there - even the pip on top of the down tube to stop the gear levers slipping down. Just add new cable guides (perhaps at the same time as the respray) et voilà!
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleig ... g-1973.pdf
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