I joined the forums a couple of days ago and I'm not sure if this is the correct part of the forums to post this.
I would like to know all that there is to know about this Raleigh bike:
This is how I bought it about a month ago for €30. (story found here)
From what I gather it's a Raleigh Royale (that's what the frame decals say) and the headbadge reads Raleigh Nottingham. I'm not able to find that much information about the Royale as a Raleigh model. The serial number of my bike (bottom bracket) seems to suggest it's pre-1970 as this is how Raleigh placed the serial numbers up until 1969 (theheadbadge.com). I'm curious to know if this bike was sold somewhere else under a different name as I have not been able to find any Royales in any of the scanned old Raleigh brochures that I've found online. Any information you have is appreciated!
Serial # @bottom bracket
The bike has "GB 88" centre pull brakes, a Milremo stem (with red details), Simplex derailleurs, 5 sprockets in the back, weird 46/49T combo up front, and some funky white mudguards.
Any information you might have on the model/year on this bike would be appreciated. I apologize for the gunk, the bike has been cleaned up since.
Thank you in advance and don't hesitate to ask if you need pictures of specific parts of the frame.