Well, it seems I've been well and truly bitten by the retrobikes bug... I've only gone and bought a Peugeot Triathlon off eBay for £51. It was while I was looking at stems for the Raleigh - it was mis-listed under 'stems' and I thought I might pick up a bargain.
It seems more of a complete bike ready to go than the Raleigh, not needing handlebars for a start - hopefully I've attached the vendors pictures below.
What do you guys think? Is it any better or worse than the Raleigh frame-wise, or merely different?
I mailed the guy and asked what components it had on it, and he said "hi Its A Reynolds 501 Cromalloy -M /12 Vitesses Speed /Derailluur Rival Aris /Brakes say Weinmann 570"This link
seems to suggest it's a 1986 model (just like the Raleigh) but the specification for that year
says it should have a Super Vitus frame and Modolo brakes.
Anyway, it should give me a road bike to ride while I'm getting the Raleigh fixed up and then I can make a decision about which one to keep...
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1987 Peugeot Tradition (3-speed Sturmey Archer)
1984 Raleigh Classic 15 (Reynolds 531 ST)
1970s Harry Hall (Reynolds 531)
1986 Raleigh Record Ace (Reynolds 531)
and a project involving two Raleigh Record Sprints and the 531 frame from a 1990s Raleigh Quasar...