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 Post subject: my new raleigh clubman
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:58 pm 
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i had this dropped of this am, i got it off of ebay for £50 , i love it , ill change the tape, but ill not change much else, its a bit bigger than my new rides, but looks more era correct like this, nice to ride, doea anyone no much about them ? thanks paul :D
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its got campagnolo 980 mechs , and levers, mallard hubs, b17 saddle, weinmancenter pulls + levers,

frame number bh211tb


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:06 pm 
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Nice bike for the money. Probably very comfortable to ride.

I'm trying to remember and correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't the 531 transfer in this style mean that only the main triangle tubes are 531? There were subtle differences between transfers that meant various things.

If so, this doesn't mean there's anything wrong with the frame, Raleigh would have used decent tubing for the rest of it as well!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:32 pm 
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I remember this bike from my youth, it was around £180 in bout 1985ish, yours looks in excellent condition. It is indeed 531 main tubes only, the saddle is new, but the brakes, gears and possibly chainset (if it's SR) are original, as possibly are the wheels.

I think it ran 73 degree parallel frame angles, and was one rung down from the Record Ace, which had 531 forks as well, and (I think) Campag Gran Sport gears - otherwise similar.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:44 pm 
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Here you go: 1983

http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/R ... l83_07.jpg

http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/R ... l83_09.jpg

Don't you love wiping that old mucky oil off shiny paint? It's like unwrapping a Christmas present!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:24 pm 
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wow thanks for that , so its 1983 , great to read the spec, so not much has changed from new, ive also got that rack, i took it off as not using it, its realy light, i cant wait to take it apart and give it a major overhaul, sadly there is a little dent on the TT , and a bad scratch down the DT , its been badly covered up, ill try and sort that abit better, thanks again, this bike was just what i was after , as adi a bit large for me but more than ridable for me, its because im use to smaller mtb frames, :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:38 pm 
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I like the original dealer sticker. A nice clean and polish, and replace that bar tape and she'll look gorgeous.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:45 pm 
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Meandering on (don't mind me - I'm bored, but stuck at my desk) here's Gordon Singleton, quoted on that catalogue page, winning the 1982 World Keirin final at the Leicester velodrome on his Raleigh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uBN65cT7p0

and here's the velodrome today:

http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/sh ... php?t=3464

http://maps.google.fr/maps?hl=fr&q=saff ... 4&t=h&z=18


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:46 pm 
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i liked that aswell, yep new tape on its way, i remember that tape from the early 90's yuk and its falling apart, not that would of stopped me changing it lol, :lol:


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'here's Gordon Singleton, quoted on that catalogue page, winning the 1982 World Keirin final at the Leicester velodrome on his Raleigh: '

Yes, I remember that 'cos I was there! (also appeared on the telly in crowd shots!) Great clips along with ones showing the saga of the sprint champs with Nakano. Gordon was robbed! If you look at these, look out for the late great Eddie Soens pushing Gordon off at the start.

Didn't he have a serious injury that paralysed him a few years later?

Sorry to hijack the thread a bit but a bit of 'retro' nostalgia!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:25 am 
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thats realy interesting mate, ill go search the web :wink: i love raleigh's as my mum worked for moore large , so i always had a raleigh from a young age, then in 82 got my raleigh burner, not there best built bike, but a popular one, i got a skyway ta the year later , then a pk ripper , and after that got stolen :cry: a dp firebird freestyler, since then the only other raleigh ive had was a royal in 92 , then a m2 burner last year, it was crap, and now this, and this is sweet, :D

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