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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:17 pm 
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SOLD A late Raleigh Randonneur frameset. Made by the Raleigh Special Products division in the 1990s it's arguably (by me) the ultimate classic tourer. Why? Heat treated Reynolds 708 tubing; lovely Gerald O'Donovan detailing; classic styling; utterly practical; great ride.


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Rand 002 by Petrelbooks, on Flickr

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The 708 frames were available as Randonneur bikes, or as Gran tour framesets.. See the discussion on this thread where I got my info from:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=168777&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0


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With an H frame number, this one is probably 1998. Here's some more of the details which make it so sweet. It's got the spoke holders on the left hand chainstay (southpaw spoke holders for heat treated frames: more common 531 on the right).

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Rand 006 by Petrelbooks, on Flickr


It's got a single sided mudguard 'pip' instead of a chainstay bridge:

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Rand 005 by Petrelbooks, on Flickr



It's got the signature oversize seatstay caps typical of RSP work.

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Rand 003 by Petrelbooks, on Flickr



Tasty pointed lugs, with a full complement of rack/guard/pump mounts and cantilever brakes: tyre clearance is generous allowing sensible tyre and mudguard choices.

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Rand 012 by Petrelbooks, on Flickr

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Rand 007 by Petrelbooks, on Flickr

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Rand 008 by Petrelbooks, on Flickr

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Rand 009 by Petrelbooks, on Flickr

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Rand 001 by Petrelbooks, on Flickr


Condition. As you can see, it's been refinished in powdercoat. This is a nice colour but not a good job with runs and sags and some scuffs. The frame really ought to be redone in enamel to show off the details better. There is a small dent where a front mech has been over tightened. I've tried to show it in the penultimate photo but I cant get it to show up on camera. I've just put the heron badge loosley in place - not fixed.

Sizing: Seat tube is 23" C-C. TT 23" C-C. Head tube is a shade over 17cm. Rear OLN is 135mm. Seat post is 27.2mm. 1" headset with a hardly used Stronglight A9 headset included.

Price. Not really for for the bargain hunters, I'm looking for £130 plus shipping which is likely to be around £15 in the UK. Will send it worldwide at cost.

I had this built up as a do-it all bike and it did it all with aplomb. As a result, I've got some touring components that a prospective purchaser may be inteested in, and that could be added to the box for shipping (e.g rack, mudguards, etc). PM for more details. Ask any queations you like: doing this in a hurry, so I'm bound to have missed some spec info.

Reply to this thread if you are interested, PM and Paypal or bank transfer to secure.

Thanks for looking.

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Last edited by doctor-bond on Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:52 pm 
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Nice bike. I have no interest in buying, but i did enjoy reading up on the reynolds stuff. Good post.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:39 pm 
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Great ad. Nice frame, very versatile and an ultimate tourer.

I like the colour would look good with cream tyres tan tape and brooks. Shame it doesn't have raleigh & Reynolds graphics.

IMHO that's a good price for such a good frame.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:16 pm 
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doctor-bond wrote:
Not really for for the bargain hunters


Looks like a lot of bike for the money to me!
Not my sort of bike at all (even if your advert makes me think I want it) but I bet this is someone's bike-heaven. Love the spoke holder!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:45 am 
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Very interested. PM incoming.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:24 am 
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Lovely bike - shame it's too big for me!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:36 am 
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^ same as above. really nice frame. i would snap this up if it was a inch or so smaller.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:15 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:49 pm 
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That is a wonderful frame - I could build something very cool with about $1500 worth of Velo Orange parts. What would it cost to ship something like that to Canada?


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