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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

    Raleigh experts- ? Kurt?

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    oops pics
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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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