wow, what a lot of feedback... nice that everyone is so positive
will upload a full spec list later (should help to date it hopefully)
... Elev12k ... thanks for the links, the marktplaats link for the Raleigh variant was the one I bought last night (quickly removed the nasty plastic mudguards and stand of course
... Mr. Toad ... yep it does have a reverse sloping top tube (lower at the front) ... can't quite tell that from the photo ... need to take some more I guess (probably at the weekend during daylight hours)
... unkleGsif ... yep, I think the crest on the back is one of my favourite bits as well
I initially had the idea to put some road tyres on it and use it as a leisure bike (Sunday afternoon rides out with the family etc.). I think it would suit them.
Think the seat post needs to go (not sure what it is, to be checked)... the seat angle is not adjustable so end up with the rather strange upward pointing seat... although if I do that I will feel required to use an XT post to keep with the rest of the bike
At the weekend I'll give it a thorough going over and see what work really needs to be done.