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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:14 pm 
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Ok, here's another Panasonic Raleigh although not as tidy as the one already posted.

531c frame
Nuovo Record groupset throughout (bar lever hoods - the original ones were perished and NOS ones would have set me back half the cost of the bike :shock: )


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:34 pm 
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New arrival Ed?

Looks great, good to see one of your bikes is almost your size rather than mine :lol:

Is the bike SBDU built? Or is it too late? Or is it one of the more regular mass-produced frames.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:59 pm 
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John wrote:
New arrival Ed?

Looks great, good to see one of your bikes is almost your size rather than mine :lol:

Is the bike SBDU built? Or is it too late? Or is it one of the more regular mass-produced frames.



from my hours of SB built routing around - the top routed rear brake cable suggests mass produced - I bet a jam donut on it.


Its only 'cos I'm jealous. Everything I find looks as if its been shat on and used as Optimus Prime's tooth pick.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:09 pm 
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It's a Reynolds 531 butted frame w/shot-in stays and was buit at the Lightweight department on Faraday Road in Nottingham.

At that time SBDU was down to about 5 guys in a small section within the Lightweight Dept.

So, not main factory, and not SBDU, but still hand made from tube cutting to frame brazing, and if the little sicker under the Reynold badge is Gold, it was hand assembled by one man from start to finish.

If the sticker is silver it was sold as a frameset only.

Either way the pics are great and brought back some happy memories


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:27 pm 
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Nice looking bike, and good to see a bike in a proper size for a change :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:31 pm 
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bikemeister2000 wrote:
It's a Reynolds 531 butted frame w/shot-in stays and was buit at the Lightweight department on Faraday Road in Nottingham.

At that time SBDU was down to about 5 guys in a small section within the Lightweight Dept.

So, not main factory, and not SBDU, but still hand made from tube cutting to frame brazing, and if the little sicker under the Reynold badge is Gold, it was hand assembled by one man from start to finish.

If the sticker is silver it was sold as a frameset only.

Either way the pics are great and brought back some happy memories


Superb knowledge, many thanks for sharing.

Any idea what year this might be from?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:38 pm 
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Shot in stay = 1980's. I would say about 84-86ish The same sort of thing we built for Phil Andersen


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:46 pm 
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1984. Just checked.

See this

http://radpropaganda.org/raleigh-team-pro-timeline/

regards


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:58 pm 
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I'd say that yours is just as clean a mine looking at the pictures. Some great info on this thread. I didn't realise that the 753 model was available to Joe public. Nice to see it in it's original spec too. I'm working on those odd bits on mine and will get some pictures up when it's been sorted.

Nice to see another though thanks for posting.


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