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 Post subject: Raleigh Record Sprint??
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 5:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Can anyone confirm that this is a Record Sprint? I'm pretty sure cranks & rear mech aren't standard, no gold rims either. I just wanted some opinions on whether it's worth a restore... Whaddya think?


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 5:44 pm 
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Can i ask why it says ribble on the frame?


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 5:53 pm 
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Well the frame is a Raleigh but the forks don't go with it, also don't think any of the othe componets look like a Record Sprint, cetainily not what I remember.
Ona general note the stem looks very short for such a large frame, plus the seat position looks like it's been moved to get even closer to the bars.

If you want to own a Record Sprint, don't think I'd start with this.


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 7:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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That confirms my suspicions, heap of junk :) It's meant to be a 'Ribble Cycles' custom build lookalike.
Anyway thanks for your replies.


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 9:18 pm 
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take a look at this thread showing a good example of a record sprint.
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=129820
Notice how the routing of the back brake cable differs from the frame in your picture as at least one difference, never mind the components.


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 9:37 am 
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kula wrote:
Well the frame is a Raleigh but the forks don't go with it, also don't think any of the othe componets look like a Record Sprint, cetainily not what I remember.


Me neither. Headset and seat pillar seem to match the Record Sprint spec but the 500EX gruppo doesn't really gel, unless it's had an upgrade.

David


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 11:51 am 
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Seat pillar doesn't look right either for this era it was black. Wheels were black rimmed Alesa, Suntour throughout on the 90/91 models for sure.
As mentioned the forks aren't original either.


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