There's nothing to say it wasn't a 10 speed at one point in the past.
I thought that, But didnt clauds of the early 80's come with a deraliur hanger?
Theres also no cable guides of any kind on the BB shell, On top or under...
Not sure if clauds had them, But theres also no stops for the gear levers on the downtube to stop it moving.
It hasnt got anything
Im wondering if it was maybe one of those, You buy the frame and then get it built situations. ?
a similar vintage majestic
*1976 Raleigh 20 (suspension, 5 speed, lightweight (ish)
*1997 Raleigh pioneer (the hack)
*2012 Pashley Guv-nor... (The special bike)
*1974 Dawes Kingpin (current project)