rusty bodie wrote:
it's really unusual and i've never seen anything like that come from raleigh lightweight division.
the colour scheme/ chrome is unique and the decals are the american style. lovely "shot in"
fastback seat stays and lots of other features which undoubtedly make it from the raleigh
stable, but i wonder why the french fork blade decals? i wonder if someone has had this frame resprayed
and/ or chromed at some point?
very nice and i would love it in my small fleet of retro bikes!
Yep, very American with those Raleigh decals. I love it because of the shot in stays. My 753 has the classic over sized seat stay caps and my track frame has almost got wrap around stays, so I guess I have one of each kind now
This has all the same lugs and braze-ons as the SBDU 531 Panasonic Super Chrome frames from the mid 80's. I'm thinking it may be a repaint but the paint and chrome look old, it looks original. I would definitely say the paint would easily be 20+ years old, so if it was a repaint, it was done not long into it's life.
I'm a member of the TI Raleigh group and there is another example of the French decals on a 753 frame. Word has it that there was a shortage of decals in the mid/late 80's and a glut of French ones - don't know if that is true or not, or just yet another story about the "mystical" Ilkeston unit.
Anyhow, I like this colour so it looks like it is staying
But with the 753 only half built and the track frame next, this is probably going to have a long easy life hanging up for a while
_________________SBDU Specials : SB4409
1981 Dynaflite 753 Aero TubingSBDU Time Trial Specials : SB2692
1978 753, SB5464
1982 531 Special Lightweight, SB5794
1983 531cSBDU Road : SB1688
1977 Team Pro 531, SB3800
1980 Team Pro 753, SB4059
1980 Team Pro 753 Super Record, SB4944
1982 531SL, SB5377
1982 753, SB6398
1984 753R 50th Anniversary Super Record, SB6560
1984 531c Panasonic Raleigh Services des Courses, SB7121
1985 753R, SB7219
1985 531 Pro Super, SB8868
1988 753R Services des Courses, SB8945
1988 753R Services des CoursesSBDU Randonneur : SB7657
1985 753R, SB7660
1985 531cSBDU Track : JR 1 78 T
1978 Jan Raas Track Frame 531 http://raleigh-sb4059.com/