I'll admit it, I seem to have developed something of an addiction to buying retro lightweight road bikes on the cheap.
But look! Reynolds 531 tubing. For 23 quid!
OK, it looks like there might be rust on the front fork and it could turn out to be a wreck, but technically it's a better, lighter frame than anything else I've got so far. And I'll need some sort of project to keep me busy through the winter.
But can anyone help identify what kind of Raleigh this is
I'd guess at late 80s or early 90s but so far I haven't found it in any kind of catalogue. I collect it on Tuesday. I asked the vendor what kind of bits were on it, but he could only tell me about the Reynolds sticker which is visible in the photo.
I'm guessing if it has 531 tubes the original groupset would have been decent. But of course that may have been sold off and replaced with bog standard bits - it's a risk you take, I suppose.
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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...