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Old 06-03-08, 01:01 AM   #1
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Raleigh sprite

I recently aquired a Raleigh sprite I am guessing about 1980 vintage?. It has drop bars, Red paint with black infill- I would like to think that it is Reynolds as it is quite light but I am guessing not. It's appearance is that of a super record with fenders?

Ps I paid way too much

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Old 06-03-08, 01:13 AM   #2
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Sprites were lower end bikes. No Reynolds tubing. And yes, they were at many times just reworked Records. At other times they were spiffed up Sports.

Here's my 1970-ish one.


What it looks like now

still waiting on brakes and a lockring.

http://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/index.html
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Looks like a nice speeder- Mine has a brooks comp saddle and is 12 speed ? but the rims are original BSA- iI am thinking it may have been a Raleigh dealer pulling a few parts together - Rides lovely though I will be removing the fenders and going to 700c with 38c tyres -
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