Raleigh Appreciation Society

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby rapier » Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:18 pm

Very excited to have picked up this Raleigh Royale with Reynolds 531 tubing. Never had a bike made of any Reynolds tubing so this will be great to add to the collection and fun to ride. Not sure exactly what direction I will go with the build, but I'm thinking of using a shimano 600 arabesque groupset. I don't have the 600 brakes, should I stick with the original weinmann centrepulls or source some 600 brakes? which ones have better stopping power?

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:05 pm

has it a serial number?
and what year was the frame made?
http://www.kurtkaminer.com/TH_raleigh_serials.html

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby rapier » Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:40 am

Bottom bracket has serial number WD3001951, so would that suggest it was made at Worksop in March 1973?

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby WyvernRH » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:22 am

I don't remember this model being around in the 70's but it was definitely around in the 80's cos I considered buying one.
IIRC Raleigh cycled the year digit every decade so the 3 may be 1983?
In this case it would have been made at Nottingham I would suggest.

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:19 am

Richard, correct recollection!
W=Worksop (1967-1980), Nottingham after 1981, following closure of Worksop factory. Discontinued in 1990.


so a 1983 build.
catalogue page
and specifications
What parts are missing to make it period correct build?

the consensus is that Weinmann centrepulls work well if you put new pads on. And the general recommendation is for Koolstop inserts. This is what I will get once I have located some Weinmann brake shoes.

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Aldavid » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:44 am

If I promise to behave can I pls join your reveered society. Just scored myself what I believe to be a 1987 raleigh cadet 12 in team colours out of the uk. Not a particularly high end bike but fills my desire for an iconic english frame to go with my italian Abeni, my aussie Cecil Walker and yet unfound purchase of a french puegot.
It was meant to be. The day I purchased I discovered that a guy visiting where I live from england just happens to live in exactly the same town as my new bike. Postage was to be $250 aus. This new best friend has now flown home and will collect it, box it and send to me free of charge as he works in the post office. Looking fwd to its arrival.
My lucky day or what.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby rapier » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:36 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:Richard, correct recollection!
W=Worksop (1967-1980), Nottingham after 1981, following closure of Worksop factory. Discontinued in 1990.


so a 1983 build.
catalogue page
and specifications
What parts are missing to make it period correct build?

the consensus is that Weinmann centrepulls work well if you put new pads on. And the general recommendation is for Koolstop inserts. This is what I will get once I have located some Weinmann brake shoes.


That would make more sense. I usually associate chrome tipped forks with the 70s, but it didnt look old enough to be '73. It is missing the SR custom cranks, suntour ratchet downtube shifters, raleigh (Suntour vgt) front and rear derailleur. Thanks for finding those catalogues. If you're after weinmann brake shoes, I'm pretty sure they have some at the Adelaide Community Bicycle Workshop on Franklin Street in their "Vintage" box.

Cheers,
Dale

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Aldavid » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:47 am

Aldavid wrote:If I promise to behave can I pls join your reveered society. Just scored myself what I believe to be a 1987 raleigh cadet 12 in team colours out of the uk. Not a particularly high end bike but fills my desire for an iconic english frame to go with my italian Abeni, my aussie Cecil Walker and yet unfound purchase of a french puegot.
It was meant to be. The day I purchased I discovered that a guy visiting where I live from england just happens to live in exactly the same town as my new bike. Postage was to be $250 aus. This new best friend has now flown home and will collect it, box it and send to me free of charge as he works in the post office. Looking fwd to its arrival.
My lucky day or what.
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So it appears from the numbers on this bike BS6 1021/1. That we have a dec built bike from 86. Built in the "unknown but reported" factory.
Does any body have any more info on the "B" location. Will drive me nuts not knowing.

Looking fwd to its arrival here in aus. It will be an as factory produced restoration correct according to the catalogue of the day.
It appears it has had alterations over the years. Cranks, crank axle, rear wheel, derailluer and suicide levers are non original. Alloy bars, raleigh stem, headset, weinmann brakes and Maillard front hubs and rim are as it came. Fork appear to be reynolds 531 according to the stickers which were from the next model up.
Happy for any input from those in the know. This will be my first english bike. It will go with my Italian "abeni", australian "cecil walker: and yet to find french peugeot or gitane.

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Madrider » Fri May 20, 2016 6:41 pm

Latest addition to the stable

Raleigh Team Ti - circa 1981/82 - Reynolds 753 #SB4705. Built in the Raleigh SBDU skunk works
Unfortunately has a miss matched 531 fork although still SBDU

This one has been a bit of a grail for me

Not even actually ridden as yet and will need to sort the fit before changing Bar Tape to black & maybe shorten the brake cables etc for those that are fussy about those sort of things (me included)

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Leedy » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:48 pm

Isildur wrote:Hi All,
I've been directed to here from Rotorburn, due to the nature of my enquiry. I was hoping to get a little bit of history help from the fellowship.

I was helping out my mother-in-law today with a bunch of things around her house. Among other things, she mentioned she had a couple of old folding bikes from when her and her husband did some travelling around Australia. As she's no longer using them at all, she was wondering if it was worth trying to sell them, or just go and donate them straight away. The reason they're no longer needed is that her husband passed away a few months ago and she wanting to clear some stuff out.

I figured I'd have a look at them, and see if there was anything that really needed doing. I pulled them from the garage, and for the most part they're in pretty good condition. The hubs and BB still spin completely freely, with no hint of drag and/or binding. Although the chains had a bit of surface rust, a quick clean up and lube saw them looking quite fine! No stiff links, nothing to worry about there. I gave the bikes a good cleaning over today, and once done they were riding great (for a tiny, folding, 14" wheeled bike).

The only concern for me was the spokes (see pictured). The bikes, although stored well (bagged and hidden), have developed a little bit of corrosion on the spokes - one of the caveats of living near the beach. Other than that, the tyres looked fine (no cracking or other degradation) and other that the odd bit of surface rust on some of the chromed bits and a few nicks in the paint work, they're looking quite nice.

The defining marks on the bikes that I could find are:
- Bridgestone Picnica Chain Guard
- "The Raleigh Co" head badge
- Shimano G K rear hubs
- Shimano Primus-C rear brake, part code 6415 (looks a bit like a drum brake)
- Shimano 8722 XC front hubs
- 33E or 83E marking on the fork of each bike, along with "1 BS"
- Bridgestone HT Nylon 14"x1.75 tyres
- Oh, and they're bloody heavy! Full steel no doubt, almost as heavy as my DH bike ;)
- And the frame Serial #'s.

Here's the real question though... Are they worth anything? Is it possible to determine the age? Is it worth putting any more effort into really tidying these up and restoring them to their former glory? I've searched around all evening, and I can't really find any decent info on the history of these bikes. There seems to be plenty on the Raleigh "Twenty" series (and 16" series too), but although these bikes are Raleigh badged, there's not a whole lot of info to be found.

Thanks in advance for all of your help! ;) :D

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I know it was posted 6years ago. Do you still have them in? I am interested in if on sale.

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby flying dragon » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:14 pm

Here's my '63 DL-1 that I rebuilt last year. 28 x 1 1/2" wheels (635mm) and rod operated 90mm drum brakes. The quadrant shifter is not original to the bike but I think looks the part. The mudguards still need restoration work, and the fully enclosed chaincase is missing an access panel. It's great to ride as is, and the rake and 3 speeds make it a fun ride.

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