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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:57 pm 
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Just got a new bike today, i've no idea what it is but think its some sort of raleigh signature model, anyone help?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:04 am 
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It looks like it's wearing all the same kit as my early 90's Strada, which was an entry level 531 frame from Raleigh. Yours has different forks and the stem and handlebars were painted white on the Strada, which yours aren't.

I'm pretty sure all Raleighs of that era were stickered up, so it's not in its original colour.

What does the sticker say the frame is and what's the diameter of the seat post?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:34 pm 
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Love the white cranks, very cool :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:26 pm 
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[quote="Jonny69"]It looks like it's wearing all the same kit as my early 90's Strada, which was an entry level 531 frame from Raleigh. Yours has different forks and the stem and handlebars were painted white on the Strada, which yours aren't.

I'm pretty sure all Raleighs of that era were stickered up, so it's not in its original colour.

What does the sticker say the frame is and what's the diameter of the seat post?[/quot

The frame is the original paint I think the lad I got it off said he'd pulled the stickers off cos it looked cooler, but couldn't remember what it was, possabilly some sort of signature frame he said. It's a reynolds 501 frame though.
Not the original seat though.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:19 pm 
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Coud be an early élan?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:31 pm 
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I'd go with the Elan idea.

It's a main factory frame, not one from Special Products. The forks were bought in from Taiwan, but the frame was made at Nottingham.

Looks really nice. With a bit of TLC could look even better.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:35 pm 
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It rides real nice that's for sure can't wait I'm out on it tomorrow after work first proper blast.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:55 pm 
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djoptix wrote:
Love the white cranks, very cool :)


they are painted silver aren't they ?


















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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:57 pm 
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i had an elan in that colour and spec a while back , but that was only 501


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:42 pm 
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Yup it's a 501 does me though been riding a standard banana before.
Cranks not White or painted just alloy.


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