Somedays are better than others, Fact.
Seen this advertised 15mins from my house and had to have it. I used to work in what was a raleigh 5star dealership back in the mid 1990's and when these came out thought they were the greatest 2 wheel creation ever but due to the lack of available readies they were always just a pipe dream.
You guys really are going to enjoy the condition and originality of this one, key points to note are the v-brakes still have the little protective foam sticker on the side and the chainstays have never had any protection yet there isnt a single mark left by the chain, im guessing <50 miles in its lifetime.
Everything feels brand new, not even any cable rub on the paint, the forks are silky smooth as is the shock, even the braking surface on the rims still has that machined finish it has when new.
These pictures are as I picked it up thisafternoon, its not been washed or prepped in any way just as iv got it, it appears the bars and seatpost are non-standard but everything else is totally box fresh, i would even guess the cables are the originals. The guy also chucked in the original orance conti tyres.
I will let the pictures explain what im babbling about, enjoy a british company at its best:
The bars need changing and i cant believe how short the top tube is.
There really cant be many around in this condition anymore.