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 Post subject: RR Sprint Sizing?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:42 pm 
Old School Hero

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I have a 1983 JPS Special black and gold Raleigh Record sprint with a 21'' seat tube.The top tube is 22.5'' long and at my height of 5'7'' a little stretched out!

According to the catalogue specs of the time the smallest size the RRS was available in was 21'',but was there a choice in top tube length I wonder?

Does anyone out there have one of these with a 21'' seat tube and a top tube shorter than 22.5''?


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 Post subject: Re: RR Sprint Sizing?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:31 pm 
rider | rBoTM Winner
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All the Black and Gold raleighs I've ever seen were HUGE! A 21" one could be a rarity! I doubt if they were made with anything but a 'standard' top tube length as they were a relatively basic frame in the Raleigh hierarchy.


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 Post subject: Re: RR Sprint Sizing?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:52 pm 
Old School Hero

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Old Ned wrote:
All the Black and Gold raleighs I've ever seen were HUGE! A 21" one could be a rarity! I doubt if they were made with anything but a 'standard' top tube length as they were a relatively basic frame in the Raleigh hierarchy.



I think you are right there is no reference in the old catalogue to a choice of top tube lengths just three basic sizes, 21'' being the smallest.

Of course,in those days bike fit was a fairly alien concept,one just adjusted the height of the saddle and off you went!lol


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