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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:31 pm 
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Certainly looks like the same bike but I think he has even less info than me on it! He's written it has vbrakes.

I am not disappointed with the frame but because he has called it a randonneur I had mistaken it for the later red randonner but can see that they are not the same.

I have a triple RX100 groupset to put on it, which includes RX100 wheels and RSX shifters. I also splashed out on some BR-R500 canti brakes. I had a 1991 randonneur and the brakes were pretty terrible, so I had upgraded to these before and they were really superb in all conditions.

To top off the build I have bought a Brooks B17 Special, which is the one with copper rails and large rivits.

So all in all I think it will build up to a nice touring bike, I just wish I had more info on it!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:40 pm 
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Pretty looking frame regardless of what it is.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:41 pm 
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Pretty looking frame regardless of what it is.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:41 pm 
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Mine's the green one in the first link you posted. First I'd say congrats, because these are excellent frames and ride beautifully.

I'd also say it looks all the world like a RSP Gran Tour frameset. As it was supplied as a frame only, perhaps the lack of spokeholders was a delete option?

Not sure on serial numbers, but mine looks like H yours is F: I'd hazzard H is 1998, F is 1996. Someone else will know for sure.

Mine is has been built anachronistically and gets used for the daily shopping run and day rides.

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I thought the RSP division products had a silver round head badge with the division name around it........ like the top one in this picture?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/74418119@N00/1255661937/

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:57 pm 
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May have been a special order, as a friend has an RSP MTB with identical decals and head tube badge.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:23 am 
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Midlife wrote:
I thought the RSP division products had a silver round head badge with the division name around it...

Only the last year or so of production. Prior to that they used the standard Raleigh heron badge, as I wrote above. The only Randonneurs I've seen with the circular stainless steel badge are the final series that came with the 9-speed XT group and Magura brakes. That would have been circa 1999-2000. A few were sold with a trekking bar and black paint as the "World Tour".


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:35 pm 
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Learn something new every day :D

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:24 pm 
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On it's way . . .

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CIMG2098 by ksvb5368, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:01 pm 
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Go easy on the stem length - it's a tourer, not a crit bike!


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