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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:10 am 
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Hi,

Very new to this Forum and new to the world of Retro Racing Bikes. I have just purchased a Raliegh Zenith 10 ( spec below)
RALEIGH ZENITH 10 1984 /85
Frame: REYNOLDS, BUTTED 501, CHROMALLOY MAIN TUBES

Fork: RALEIGH HIGH TENSILE STEEL BLADES WITH FORGED VAGNER CROWN

Headset: TANGE MA60
Stem: LIGHT ALLOY
Handlebar: RALEIGH ITALIENNE ALLOY BEND
Bar Tape: BLACK IMITATION SUEDE TAPE

Brake Levers/Brifters: EXTENTION LEVERS AND BROWN CUTAWAY HOODS
Brake Calipers: WEINMANN ALLOY SIDE PULL
Brake Pads: N/A
Brake Cables: N/A

Shifters:
Front Derailleur: SUN TOUR
Rear Derailleur: SUN TOUR
Derailleur Cables: N/A
Cassette:
Chain: ½” X 3/32”
Cranks: FORGED ALLOY COTTERLESS
Chainrings: 52/42T ALLOY, CHAINRING GUARD
Bottom Bracket
Pedals: CHROME STEEL PLATED REFLECTORS

Rims: WEINMANN 27 X1 ¼” ALLOY
Hubs: SMALL FLANGE ALLOY HUBS
Hub Skewers:
Nipples:
Spokes:
Tyres: RALEIGH 27 X 1 ¼” GUMWALL HIGH PRESSURE
Tubes:

Saddle: PADDED BLACK IMITATION SUEDE
Seatpost:
Seatpost Binder: LIGHT ALLOY SEAT PIN

Bottle Cage: NONE
Extras:

Weight: 26 ½ LBS

Image

Just trying to find out more information on

1) The Raleight Zenith 10
2) Technical Specification and what everything means


Thanks for looking.

Broadacus


Last edited by Broadacus on Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:31 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:42 pm 
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Hello, I see you're fiddling with it already :)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:45 pm 
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Welcome to the forum :)

Looks like a nice bike, I have always had a soft spot for Raleighs 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:22 pm 
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Thanks,

Purchased it off E Bay. It had sat in a garage for years. Needed a good clean, but it looks to be all original and not been messed with. I have replaced the two tyres.
Starting to get interested in Retro bikes, so this is all new to me.
It is a nice bike to ride.

Cheers :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:56 pm 
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http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/catalogs/R ... l84_11.jpg

http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/catalogs/R ... l84_12.jpg

Welcome, brochure scans for the 84 zenith above....

Shaun


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:33 pm 
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Thank you for the links . I had not seen these before. Both confirm that the bike is original and is dated 1984.

Many thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:13 pm 
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The frame number will give the date of manufacture of the frame :D

Under the Bottom bracket. first two letters are the place of manufacture and the month. the third digit is the year, in your case a "4" for 1984.

Shaun


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:30 pm 
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I too have the same bike, same colorway as well! great bike and a really solid frame, its pretty much bomb proof.
James.


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