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 Post subject: Mystery Raleigh Roadbike
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:43 pm 
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I hope someone can recognise the model type of this Raleigh bike as I want to sell it.
I bought it as a runabout in 1975, and as the paintwork was tatty, I resprayed it with some car paint I had.
As most of the cycling I have done recently, is quite often on rough tracks, I use a mountain bike. The Raleigh has not been used for about 14 years.
The brakes are GB 88 centre pull, with Superhood levers.
The frame is 22 1/2 inches from the crank centre to the top of the seat tube
It is a 10 speed with a Simplex rear derailleur, and has a plastic Mertens saddle.
Most of the Raleighs from the late '60's have the pump brackets on the seat tube. These are brazed onto the cross tube, as shown in the photo.
Any ideas please?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:24 am 
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Wrapround stays are a Carlton feature....... Have a look under the bottom bracket, behind the seat post and the rear dropouts for a frame number :)

Shaun


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:50 pm 
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Old Raleigh Royals had wraparound stays also, least ways the damaged Royal I pulled out a ditch a few years back did and it seemed to be a 60's bike.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:49 pm 
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Thanks for the interesting replies.I have searched in all the normal places for a serial number, but all I can find is a letter X under the bottom bracket, with no number. I have scraped the paint off there.
At the weekend I will remove the back wheel and check the dropouts again.
I know it isn't worth much , but I don't want to waste a good frame which someone could rebuild.
Paul


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:03 am 
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Rear brake cable stop by seat says Carlton to me. My Carlton also has x on the bb.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:41 am 
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Looks like a Carlton Corsair variant from the late 70's..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CARLTON-CORSA ... 7675.l2557

By then Raleigh would have plonked the frame in one of their line up as well most likely....

They often stamped the number on the seat tube just under the seat bolt !

Shaun


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:35 pm 
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I have to say it doesn't look Raleigh to me. They don't look like Raleigh-esque forks.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:06 pm 
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Well spotted Jonny !
Despite a fading memory of minor events 35 years ago , I now recall
that replacement forks came with the bike, as the originals were bent.
The frame is definitely a Raleigh though. Wish I could find the head badge.
As I bought the bike in 1975, and it was in a very "second hand " condition at that time, (as was the bungalow I eventually bought off the same bloke.)
I would say the bike has to be late 60's .
According to a website with info on GB brakes, the 88 centre pull were only fitted late 60's /early 70's, but I can only rely on the accuracy of other peoples research
Paul


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:00 am 
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Raleigh were a bit of a stickler for efficiency and usually stamped their frames.........any frame numbers? they had a habit of stamping them on the seat tube under the seat cluster.

Shaun


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:37 am 
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Can anyone telll me where i can find some mudguards like the ones shown in the photo?

Thanks,

Seb :)


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