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 Post subject: Raleigh Clubman 12 1983
PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:27 pm 
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Hi,
I’m hoping that someone in Retro Bike land will be interested in the following bike. I’m selling this on behalf of my neighbour who is helping a family friend clear her garage. Her husband passed away quite suddenly in his early 80s and had been a very keen cyclist.
This is a nice and original (one owner from new) Raleigh Clubman 12 in good to fair condition. It seems to have only a few minor changes from the original specification. The pedals are now Shimano PD-A550, but one of the toe cages has broken. The saddle is a SMP Selle Gel Tech and the bars have been changed to Cinelli from the original Raleigh Italienne. It’s a 22½” frame with 27” wheels. I’m 6’4” so it’s unfortunately too small for me.
The photos show what I think are the bad bits. A small rip in the saddle. Some rust where the original pump sat in the frame. Slightly ripped bar tape. There is one missing dropout adjuster. It has new tyres (nothing very fancy), and I have the original mudguards; although one of them is damaged.
The bike appears in the 1983 Raleigh catalogue and is the Campagnolo 980 equipped version with Reynolds 531 tubing. Very tidy for a 37 year old bike. The owner’s widow would prefer it to go to a good home and to someone who would really appreciate a bike like this - to sort of keep her husband’s memory alive. The LBS offered her £50 and another shop told her to take it to the dump as “no one’s interested in old bikes”!
I’ve previously had it valued on the Forum and would accept the suggested £200 – which seems reasonable for a Reynolds 531 bike. Collection from north Bedfordshire would be preferred although I could deliver up the A1 corridor from North London as far as Stamford.
Please message me if you have any questions – it needs a good home…..

Something to think about over Christmas.


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