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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:04 pm 
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Please have a look at this raleigh.
the guy i bought from has wait for it,hand painted this with a brush.
he then tells me it's a reynolds 753 frameset!! but now says it's a 653
anyone have an idea if it is
serial number starts with WD7
the dropouts are gipiemme
underneath the horrible brushed paint looks like being a light blue finish
any ideas
malc


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:08 am 
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I think all 753 serial start with SB or the initials of the rider in case it were a bike for the team. My 753 looked not alike yours in detailing, for example the crown, the lugs I not recognize as being of a 753 frame. My frame had (in case of my frame drilled) Campa drop outs instead of ...Gipiemme. Maybe I am all wrong and you got a true gem there, but I would recommend taking a look here >>>

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/

Maybe you can derive model from frame and specs.

Of course when you disassemble it you will feel it when lifting the frame.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:50 pm 
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Ask on the Raleigh forum -

http://www.raleighbikes.com/index.php?s ... 3d8b8a67d3

Lots of Raleigh specific info there.


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