Wakatuki wrote:On the Shimano crank found these letters, P 170 A Assumed 170 id length so used the P/A would give me January 1991. Now the frame looked to be . WP 801162 or WP 801763 but understand last four are production numbers so not model relevant. From that I figured it was a Nottingham built in November, but does the 8 make it 1998? 7 years on the shelf from Shimano components..
Found a 1991 Raliegh Cat online but bike not featured.. Getting curious now. I certainly bought it second hand around 1998/99 hmm not as old as I thought. I'll keep looking.
BUMP can anyone offer any clarification on the dates?? I cannot seem to get it narrowed down. I would also like to have a rough idea of its value... Now and if restored? Thank you.
Ok, after a bit more digging the common theme is it's an Elan, BUT I have never seen an Elan with the nodule on the seat stay chain side or the one on the steerer tube. The plot thickens, measure the seat tube, 26.98mm I think that make it 501? Anyway pics including serial ....
That WP8001623 and a number 5 rotated anti-clockwise above the WP.... I have found my camera now so can take bigger shots if needed. I would really just like to know what it is before the restore. Also the smallest cog on the cassette, I can move it back on forth about one tooth, that's not normal is it? Weighs in at just over 10KG. 14 speed (2x7) Biopace...and exage 300ex
First letter - production factory: N=Nottingham W=Worksop (1967-1980), Nottingham after 1981, following closure of Worksop factory. Discontinued in 1990. E=Enid (USA) G=Gazelle M=Malaysia R=Canada D=Ireland H=Handsworth (U.K.) S=Unknown, but in existence B=Unknown, but reported Second letter - approximate month of frame manufacture: Jan=A Feb=B/C Mar=D Apr=E/F May=G Jun=H/I/J Jul=K Aug=L Sep=M Oct=N/O Nov=P/Q/R Dec=S First numeral (third digit in sequence): Year of manufacture; "3" = 1973, "4" = 1974, "5" = 1975, "6" = 1976, etc. All following digits: Unit # in production run
A cycle manufactured in Nottingham, in the month of March of the year 1975, would feature the serial "ND5------."
For instance, the photo shown above, to the left, bears the serial "NL9------," indicating a machine made in August 1979, at the Nottingham factory. The example to the left is "WR0------," which would indicate Worksop manufacture in November of 1980 (and most likely a 1981 model due to the late month).
I'll be chipping in soon on this thread(pics to come) with an all be it lower end Hi ten number(freebie), that has the retro 80's aero tubes and a groovy space shuttle decal. It's kinda heavy , but rides quite nicely considering...... Plenty of rusty patina, but will make a great shopping/local commute bike with a little effort. Already have 2 R20's in the stable , 1 folding 1 non.
BRLVR.v2 wrote:I'll be chipping in soon on this thread(pics to come) with an all be it lower end Hi ten number(freebie), that has the retro 80's aero tubes and a groovy space shuttle decal. It's kinda heavy , but rides quite nicely considering...... Plenty of rusty patina, but will make a great shopping/local commute bike with a little effort. Already have 2 R20's in the stable , 1 folding 1 non.
Raleigh Super Course 1969 (approx) [url][URL=http://s1051.photobucket.com/user/powerplay2/media/DSC00419_zps2b292262.jpg.html][/url][/url] I only faily recently bought this bike because I was after something a bit older than my other bikes. I've had to restore it as it had been badly repainted red some time ago. I found just a hint of the original coffee brown colour when stripping the frame down to bare metal. Some parts are original such as the Normandy/weinmann front wheel although I had to respoke it due to rusty spokes. Has the old narrow bars, Huret levers and front mech. Weinmann centre-pulls and 3 spoke Nervar steel cottered Chainset. It did have a AVA stem but they seem to be known as the death stem so it was changed for a SR. A GB stem would look better but hey. The saddle is an old San Marco off my Viner. The decals are from Velocals in the states as they had the right period ones. Also had my first go at lug lining. It turned out ok. It's hard to get the build date on the old Super Course but going by the Heron and torch headbadge which Raleigh used in the 1960s (also known as the anniversary headbadge) and a low serial number, I'm guessing late 1960s. A friend has been doing up a Super Course Mk 2 at the same time so we had our first Raleigh ride today. Good fun. Tony
Thanks Munga and Find Bruce for the link on the You Beauty thread. I'm pretty happy with the outcome. Not the lightest bike in the world with those steel cranks - 13kg. It'll be for those coffee runs into the city. Don't think I'll do the B2GC on it
Currently 'restoring' a Super Course Mk II, built 1976, green/white. Although there is some damage to the paint I am going to leave it as is as I love the colour scheme. Have been spending an hour on it each saturday breaking it down, cleaning everything etc. Has been fun.
1986 Raleigh Yukon. 26" Kin Lin steel rims (in really good condition) laced to "Raleigh Sealed Bearing" hubs. SunTour V front derailleur, Hero rear derailleur (virtually the same thing as the Honor, works nicely) with SR thumb "clicky-friction" levers. The brake levers are Raleigh branded but look very similar to the Lee Chi ones that were on the Malvern Star Torago I had a while back. SR Custom-A cranks with 52-40 rings, 14-28 SunTour Perfect freewheel. Topped off with bullmoose bars, Raleigh branded Weinmann/Dia-Compe looking sidepull brakes and a Raleigh branded seat. Got it from an old bloke my brother plays badminton with, he's owned it from new and only got rid of it as he recently bought a new bike.
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.