Newb and first post....so be gentle
Been out today and bought my first restoration project, a Raleigh Randonneur 531 ST frame.
First job is to correctly ID the year, so i can source the right components for her age, she's in the Dark Gunmetal with White Headtube livery, tange MTB 225 headset, shimano forged ends and shimano BB.
The serial no is unclear, it starts with WL, next no is either 9 or 7 (can't tell) then 0010xx. I've been told that the unclear no (be that 9 or 7, denotes the year of manufacture), so i'm thinking it's either an 87 or 89 model.
Am i on the right track....if not can somebody point me in the right direction.