When I picked up this Raleigh last year, it took a back seat while I built my Team 753. Now that is done, it's time to stick this one in the workstand. The initial plan was a Duraace 7sp group, but in the last few months, I've picked up an almost complete 600EX group from the mid 80's which fits the age of this frame perfectly.
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So for this year it's going to be built and ridden while I do a bit more research on how this frame would have looked fresh out the Ilkeston workshop - the red and chrome may be original but I've never seen another like it. Most Ilkeston frames of this age and style are in the Panasonic livery. So next year, maybe, it might get that Dura ace refurb in Panasonic colours.
For now, I have an almost complete 600EX 6sp Shimano 600 SIS group. Need some brake levers and pedals but everything else is there.
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Had to dig these out of retirement and remove quite a bit of dust...
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Really looking forward to getting this built
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_________________SBDU 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 DENTON Cycles :
DENTON Randonneur 2015 Hand Built (By My Own Hands) Reynolds 631 : Denton 1986 531c : Denton (Mercian Olympic) 1976 531 : Denton (Mercian Built) 1972 531 : Denton (Mercian Built) 1959 531http://raleigh-sb4059.com/