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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:30 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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It's a Raleigh made from Reynolds 753 tubing. Mix of Exage Motion, 600, Exage Trail kit, biopace rings. Alesa rims. Dia Compe brakes. Bright greeny/yellow colour.

Imagine it's low to medium end. Just a bit of history might be good. Year, model etc. Guessing '91ish.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:31 pm 
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some more pics


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:11 pm 
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Good grief, I don't think I've ever seen a frame that big before! What size is it? As it's built of 753 tubing it must have been a relatively high quality frame but no idea which. However, the quality of the fittings doesn't quite match the quality of the tubing. Bit of a puzzle.

Raleigh always seemed to sell big bikes. Remember those black and gold ones that were common in the mid 80's. I can only ever remember seeing 25" ones!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:20 pm 
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:lol:

It's 25.5" c-t. Just my size :wink:

First road bike I've had in 17 years :shock:

Yes I was thinking the same as you, nice frame shame about the kit, although it's not really crappy stuff. Needs a bit of spit and a polish and it'll come up nicely :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:03 pm 
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I remember these - theres still a few round here commuting with riders looking like praying mantis as they ride along.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:25 pm 
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Dont want to be bitchy

BUT - I reckon someone bought a 753 sticker


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:43 am 
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I did wonder that, but the frame does make the right sort of ping noises and would they have bothered with stickers for the forks? I don't know. Perhaps you're right :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:56 am 
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It's got nice lugs - my guess is that someone flogged the frame on and it was then cheaply built up as a commuter...the giveaway would be a couple of little dings in the top tube which would show it's for real...

The Raleigh sticker looks like one from a Randonneur around 1990.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:05 am 
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yes - doing some research 753 could only be lugged or fillet brazed - so this might fit in with that?

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couple of little dings in the top tube which would show it's for real...
you mean ping it with my fingers or do you mean dents?!

Looking up on Velobase the kit would appear to be 1989/90 ish. What was the Randonneur like?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:26 am 
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Had a look at the 1991 catalogue on this site and it looks a lot like this doesn't it - similar spec, similar decals (if in a different place). Could well be 501 I suppose - how do I tell?


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