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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:57 pm 
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Im sure I measured it correctly,Ive just checked again from the centre and rearmost part of the dropouts to the bottom of the brake bridge/bottom of fork.If I put some decent pics of the frame on tomorrow would you chaps be kind enough to have a good look,if so would you need pics of any part in particular,thanks


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Have you got any other bikes at all?


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Ive got an Orange c16 mtb


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Try the front wheel in it, the rear wheel will require a 10mm extra spread (probably 135mm) so would be a bugger to fit....

Slot the front in and it'll give you a good idea of what size wheel you'll be needing.


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Ill try that first thing tomorrow,I never knew this type of bike came with 26 inch wheels,I have much to learn


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I could be leading you down the garden path but best to be sure before you start spending out.


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Found this SUN catalogue on here http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=153263 which shows that the smaller bikes (aimed at junior riders did indeed come with 24" or 26" wheels.

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You might have found you way to Spokesmann's excellent scans of Raleigh group catalogues fom the 70's but if not, here's your bike in all its technicolour glory:

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Thats great ,younger riders eh,perfect for the missus cause shes a shortarse


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Right then,sorry to be a pain but Ive tried a 26 wheel in front and back and the results are
front leaves 85mm from centre of brake bridge to rim
rear leaves 90mm
Ive had a measure of the frame and it is a 20 1/2 inch frame which weighs 3.5kg with forks and judging by the description in that catalogue scan I must assume from the colour that its a Strada.Cant find a frame number anywhere though and the seat tube decals are dead but can make out the Truwel decal and something about world team pursuit championship lol.
S bearing in mind the distances from brake bolt hole to rim on the 26" wheel can it take 27" wheels?Im itching to get started after removing a knackered cottered crank and stuck bottom bracket cup yeaterday,cheers
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Tel wrote:
Found this SUN catalogue on here http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=153263 which shows that the smaller bikes (aimed at junior riders did indeed come with 24" or 26" wheels.

Goldie wrote:
You might have found you way to Spokesmann's excellent scans of Raleigh group catalogues fom the 70's but if not, here's your bike in all its technicolour glory:

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FWIW the Sun Squadra of this period used 26" wheels...


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