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 Post subject: Raleigh 753 SBDU?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:04 am 
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What does the forum think this is?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293224902652


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh 753 SBDU?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:44 am 
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Nice big frame.... looks like the "re-finished 20 years ago" was most likely powder coat as it looks really thick around the lugs, plus the chipping off at the BB, seat tube top & head tube both show classic signs of crap masking before powder coating, then crap de-masking after.
If it is what its supposed to be then I would err on the side of caution when stripping it back, definitely get it professionally dipped rather than blasted as powdercoat takes a lot more effort and could damage the tubes…. :|


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh 753 SBDU?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:40 pm 
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SB number looks like it has been added after. Dropout brazing is wrong for SBDU and I don't know it just doesn't look right.......


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:40 pm 
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Many SBDU experts nowadays...I think they're overrated. But this frameset is all wrong - inexpensive lugs, dropouts poorly drilled (originally for a Portacatena), shorelines all wrong, seat cluster wrong, thick paint/powder, overstickered (like many are) and wrongly positioned...there's another frame number running across the BB, I also suspect the fork might not original to the frame anyway - where to stop the crit ?

Here's where to stop...the seller is a fraud.

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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh 753 SBDU?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:06 pm 
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That seat clamp came later than 1981 and the domed cable stops are a wee bit later too?


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh 753 SBDU?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:07 pm 
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I'm not an SBDU expert.......


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:45 pm 
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and it still sold for silly money! the misty eyed sentiment is skewing the market for Raleigh frames. I used to covet them myself and I bought one at one point. I wasn't impressed with it and flipped it in the end (for less than I paid). I think they're a bit Emperors new clothes.


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh 753 SBDU?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:37 pm 
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I think the consensus was that it's not a raleigh.....


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