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 Post subject: late 80's Raleigh
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:13 pm
Posts: 40
Back on the road again after 15-20 years in the garage.
531 pro frame
Mavic chainset
Mavic brakes: replaced levers with Modolo

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:37 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:42 pm
Posts: 785
Location: Brighton
If it's 531 pro it will be early 80's - it was replaced by 653 in the middle of the decade.

 Post subject: 531 Professional.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:52 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:38 pm
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Location: Lovely Lincolnshire Wolds & W. Sussex on the beach.
531 Pro or"P"was produced from 1981 to 1986 - tubesets could quite easily have been on a builders shelf for some time after.

A well known framebuilder (a friend he's retired now) has at least two sets in his garage.

531 Pro was the remarketed version of the 531 SL (Super Lightweight) tubeset. 653 did replace 531 Pro - in 1986. 653 however was not really a tubeset as such: bit of a hybrid I recall - 531 maintubes and fork with a 753 rear triangle.

My 1986 SBDU is 531 Pro: nearly as light as 753.

Judging by the headbadge (if original), I'd place the frame earlier rather than later.


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