I recently purchased a raleigh roadbike and am having a little trouble identifying its make and manufacturing year. From what I've been able to collect, I believe it is an early Raleigh professional, but I could be wrong. I've posted some pictures below.
The bike has a campagnolo record (170) crankset, campy brakes and campy brazed on shifters. Its got a 3ttt record stem and GB handlebars and campy record hubs. However, the headset is Dura Ace along with the derailleurs.
I think I've identified the lugs as Carlton Capella lugs and their website (http://www.carltoncycles.me.uk/details/lugwork-p.htm) says they where used between 1958 and 1966. The serial number on the BB is A7995, which according to Sheldon Brown (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroral...ting.html#1967) means it was manufactured in 1966.
However, after looking at the 1967 catalogue on his website, the lug-work doesnt match the "raleigh carlton" bike. Nor was that bike outfitted with campy components.
Any thoughts? (From the pics, you will see that the bike has had an after-market paint job)
Were braze-on shifters even used that far back?