Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pinole, CA, USA
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What year was my Raleigh built?
It's a black Competition with Capella lugs, a sloping crown half chrome fork, round and uncrimped, unchromed chainstays. There is a stop for band on shifters on the downtube and a cable stop on the chainstay. There are top tube braze ons for the brake cable. The dropouts are Huret and the serial number on the BB shell is A704.
As you can see, the condition is god-awful. I did manage to repair the dents in the toptube. It's completely stripped to bare metal now. I haven't quite figured out what to do with it. It's perfect for a fixie conversion, but I don't want one and I don't flip bikes. I've already built a lightweight 3 speed, so maybe a Nexus 8.