David B wrote:
rusty bodie wrote:
it was top of the range at the time - i can't honestly remember how much it sold for unfortunately.
in good nick, nothing rusty, nothing buggered i'd offer him a couple of hundred quid tops.
A key thing I'd watch out for - signs of the chrome looking a bit iffy especially on the rear triangle, as this can have serious consequences for structural integrity in a 753 frame.
this is true. raleigh and many other 753 builders of the era wouldn't entertain chroming 753 as you had to literally burn a layer off of the metal to add the chrome. not adviseable on something that's already "waffer theen!" that said, i've got chrome on my beloved 753 and it's not suffered in spite of my considerable excess boeuf!!
1989 TvT Carbon Fibre, Oakley Factory Pilots & painkillers . ..
..what else could you possibly need?!!