Here are some pictures of my 1977 Rotrax with original bill of sale. I bought this from the (sadly deceased) owners wife. This bike needs total restoration that it will get in the future. Not to keen on the 1970s components, shall I go earlier or later?
Hi dorset boy,
Thanks for your reply.
WOW a rare Ladies version and Wartime Built too. Would love to see pictures of it.
Raleigh eventually went to Wartime Finished Bikes with complete chrome deletion in black for all parts that were normally chromed. If memory serves me right Raleigh ceased...
1981 Raleigh Record Ace Frameset for Sale Worksop SBDU Built. 21 Inch. Full Reynolds 531 Including Chainstays, Seatstays and Forks. Ice Green Paintwork in really nice original condition. Decals all present albeit one RRA Script faded. Comes with Headset. All threads are in good condition no...
Thank you Keith,
Yes everything you said confirms my studies on this bike for the age. Indeed 1938 was the last year for chrome as it was needed for the War Effort & this bike is 1939.
The spokes on the bike are stainless steel and less ductile for peined ends hence the dog leg ends, only seen...
Thanks for your comments.
The rear wheel retains almost all the original spokes and I copied the original lacing pattern.
The front wheel spoke pattern is original and all i did was a deep clean and retensioned the spokes.
I have seen quite a few RRA's with the front wheel radial...
Glad it brightens up this rainy day for you 👍
Yes, finding good 26x1 1/4 rims are about as hard as finding tan wall tyres for them.
This bike was a no expense spared restoration. It took me the best part of a year to complete.
The longest wait was for Argos to complete the frame...