Raleigh Appreciation Society

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Wakatuki » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:49 am

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 :mrgreen: 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.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:07 pm

maybe '88? i haven't looked at your original post or if you have posted pics, but it's feasible that you have a 1988 frame with 1991 components on it.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Dow Jones Index » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:47 pm

rogerrabbit wrote:Not a match I think. The crank looks like it is Raleigh branded. I have never seen one before.


dubrat wrote:I did ask on the team Raleigh Yahoo group but got no responses....


So with the help of a bloke at DISC today I found the manufacturer stamp wedged up high in the crank arm. BSA!
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:30 pm

cool bananas
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Wakatuki » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:43 pm

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 ....
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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
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby vaeske » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:14 pm

Looks like a worksop build in '86 on January 1st and its the (623 unsured now) built during that shift.????
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:18 pm

Serial convention:

Two letters, followed by a series of six digits:

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

Example:

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).
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:36 pm

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.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:50 pm

yay for raleighs!
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby vaeske » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:54 pm

yay for raleighs but didn't you say 3 bikes rule?
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby rkelsen » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:02 pm

busted! :lol:
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:13 am

R20s are a sub-species. Separate tally.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:29 pm

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.



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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby grantw » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:02 pm

Stumbled across this slightly modified Raleigh 20 video

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby QuangVuong » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:16 pm

Some may have seen this in the Raleigh 20 thread, but Ill post here too.

The Raleigh Twenty-Two Shopper done!
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80's Bundy
87 Kestrel 4000
88 Giant Cadex 980c
89 Centurion Carbon
89 Peugeot Carbon Pro
99 Kestel 200 EMS

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby redrover3 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:42 pm

Raleigh Super Course 1969 (approx)
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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.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:02 pm

she's a ripper!
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby redrover3 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:00 am

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 :lol:
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby servicimo » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:39 am

Love the colour Tony. I think its the same look I'm going for with my Zeus
one nice bike.....
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby stretts » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:48 pm

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.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby redrover3 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:56 pm

Don't forget to get some photos up stretts, when you can. That mint green with the white panels of the mk 2 is a nice colour scheme.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby stretts » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:48 pm

Here is the frame, the photo doesnt show the various imperfections, but it looks good from a distance :D

Have overhauled the BB and repacked both hubs so getting closer to finishing it

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby elantra » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:24 am

redrover3 wrote:Raleigh Super Course 1969 (approx)
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Love the detail on that bike. But i can see why you choose to ride the Peugeot for the brisbane suburban rides :wink: .
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:37 pm

I'm STILL working on the BSA I mentioned back on page 3, the thing has been an absolute nightmare. But today I got my hands on a Raleigh! Pics uploading now :) .
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:46 pm

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.

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