Classic & Vintage - serial numbers
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01-03-13, 09:49 PM
hello, i have a SB team 753 butted reynolds raleigh, the lugging is thicker than previous models as i was researching and its a bit heavier as well. the frame color is a medium blue, it came with the soft learther version of brooks saddle makes, it has a 1978 dated nuovo record crank set as well. the serial number is sb3776 im trying to find out what era it is 70s? or 80s? does any one know?
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01-03-13, 09:55 PM
Welcome to Bike Forums! I'm moving this to C and V because all of the people in here would know a lot about it.
01-04-13, 09:29 AM
Hello Petecycle3789, welcome to the forums. Can you post some pics? There are lots of knowledgable Raleigh guys here and they can pick up more from a good pic than sales receipt.
01-04-13, 01:07 PM
Some thoughts on info that will help amswer your questions:
With the photos, get full drive-side and full non-drive-side shots, a good shot of the serial number, and as many good shots of the frame details as you can, things like the seat cluster lug, the bottom bracket, the other lugs. Also, photos of the various decals can be very helpful.
Another good thing to check is the distance between the rear dropouts. 120mm = 5 speed cluster (and some 6 speeds), 126mm = 6 or 7 speed, 130mm = 8+. Knowing that can give a good start on date ranges, as somebody here can give you a pretty good date when these spreads were phasing in or out. The date on the Campy cranks is a hint, but since components can be swapped out any time it is not definitive.
In any event, We'd love to see the photos. 753 frames are cool, pretty much by definition.
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