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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:54 pm 
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Lovely bike Wilfried, I think you've chosen the perfect upgrades. :)
Nice to see the Grand Bois tyres with latex tubes, a very classy touch.


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:05 pm
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Location: Nantes (France)
Thanks to wikipedia, I've just learned more about my Raleigh :

The serial number is WB 200 0577

It must be the 577rd frame built at Worksop (Nottinghamshire) in February 1982

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raleigh_Bicycle_Company#Serial_numbers



A recent picture, just for the eyes :wink:


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 Post subject: Facts please.
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 3:07 pm 
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Location: The Lovely Lincolnshire Wolds and by the sea in Sussex
Wilfried wrote:
Thanks to wikipedia, I've just learned more about my Raleigh :

The serial number is WB 200 0577

It must be the 577rd frame built at Worksop (Nottinghamshire) in February 1982

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raleigh_Bicycle_Company#Serial_numbers



A recent picture, just for the eyes :wink:


Image


It is a lovely bicycle Wilfried but it almost certainly not built in Worksop - only if the frame is pre-1981.

Raleigh's Worksop factory was closed in 1981 and Raleigh continued to use the"W"prefix for certain frames built in Nottingham.

This should be common knowledge now (on this forum) but appears that this is not the case.

Please do not take everything you read on"Wiki"as correct.

Nicely posed image, bet you didn't ride it there!

Roadking.


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 Post subject: Re: Facts please.
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 8:02 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Nantes (France)
roadking wrote:

It is a lovely bicycle Wilfried but it almost certainly not built in Worksop - only if the frame is pre-1981.

Raleigh's Worksop factory was closed in 1981 and Raleigh continued to use the"W"prefix for certain frames built in Nottingham.


Thanks for the information

roadking wrote:
Please do not take everything you read on"Wiki"as correct.

well, If you think you know better than everyone else,... finally I'm taking back my "thanks" :evil: :evil:

roadking wrote:
Nicely posed image, bet you didn't ride it there!
Roadking.


Of course I did !! :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:17 pm 
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Location: Aberdeenshire
Amazing build and renovation man, well done indeed. I think everything just looks 'right' to the eye, and with a lovely attention to detail.

Well done again.


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