Do you know of any buying guides / model info for these vintage bikes?
Dont know why, but i have latched onto the 531c fame??
As Terry said, a good 2nd hand 531 frame will go for silly money these days (mine set me back about £105 with the P&P) but built well will offer a great ride and should last you some time to come. Raleighs are worth looking out for on eBay etc., back in the day their top-end products seemed to be on the pointy end of bicycle snobbery but ignore that; they are very good frames indeed. If you want 531c but with guard and rack capability, the Dawes Audax Giro is worth keeping an eye out for but is of slightly more recent vintage (late 90s - mid Noughties) and will be priced accordingly.
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