Yes, it's another "identify this bike" post but, before you bang your head against the screen, wait! This isn't a lazy "please do it for me" post. I've been working away for the last three hours trying to figure out what it is and I'm genuinely stumped!
It's an unbranded Reynolds 531 frame, with Campagnolo gear shifters and front derailleur, a Campagnolo branded stem, Weismann levers & brakes and a Super Custom branded crank. My Dad always referred to it as 'The Campagnolo' and was pretty protective of it back when it was a looker! My brother abused it for a while before retiring it to the back of the shed when the rear derailleur broke. I'm aware he has changed the saddle and seat post.
I've always thought it was a 'Campagnolo' but lesson one for today has been that Campagnolo make components not bikes! I then assumed that the only marking on the bike (a crest on the seat tube) must be the manufacturers logo and set about trying to match it to a maker, with no luck.
Turning to the frame number, after some digging I found it matched the format for Raleigh bikes made in Worksop according to Raleigh's wikipedia entry. By their reckoning It is a 1982 model. However I've never come across an unbranded Raleigh bike before (or any pictures of one). They normally seem to have various decals and badges. I also can't find any record of a Raleigh bike made at that time with these components?
Can anyone with a bit of knowledge shed a little light on the 'Campagnolo' for me? Is it indeed a 1982 Raleigh? If so, any idea what model?