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Old 03-29-08, 01:25 PM   #1
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Help me ID this Frame

So I was at this little dinky bike shop at the beach yesterday and ran across this beautiful Chrome track bike for a crazy deal! The guy had no idea what was on the bike and the frame itself was very nice as well, I picked it up but I can't seem to figure out exactly what the frame is. I think it is a Raleigh because of the head badge pattern and I found the seat bold stamped with Raleigh, but I would love to know for sure and what model or year if I could. Can you help me? It has a mondia fork, Campy Brev drop outs, Campy Record rear hub, came with a Cinelli stem and track bars, and the other parts are all definitely upgraded more recently so I won't go through the list. The dealer thought it was a Bianchi Pista but I doubt that, because it is lugged and no Bianchi decals or stamps on the seat stays. Help me, here is a link to pictures, it is the second bike obviously.
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Old 03-29-08, 02:03 PM   #2
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What's the BB threading? If the chrome and patina of the frame matches the fork, I'd tend to think it was all Mondia. I've got a 1973ish Raleigh Pro, and the frame details don't match up with what you've got (fork crown seems similar), nor do I think they were available all chrome.
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I don't know the BB threading yet. I'll have to get in there and take it apart which I have not had time to do yet. Thanks for the input!
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Old 03-29-08, 09:56 PM   #4
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Have you asked the Classic & Vintage forum, yet? They're likely to know.

Also, spill the beans - what'd you pay?
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Old 03-30-08, 04:31 PM   #5
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My guess would be a '60s vintage Carlton or Raleigh. There were lots of all chrome Carltons around the tracks in those days. It's a Brit bike I think - the domed stays and the semi-wrapover seatstays make me think that.

I can just picture a Raleigh heron headbadge covering those screwholes though.
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Well I think I got it. I believe it to be a 1971/2 Raleigh Professional Track. I got at this through these two sources. First I found a list of Raleigh serial numbers under 1967-73 and the Serial Number I have of F2229 matches 72. Then I went to the catalog list and found not the 71 but the 72 catalog and on page 2 it has a picture of the 72 bike that is obviously chromed with the same matching rainbow stickers, and the parts list matches what I have as well, and it looks to have the same Mondia fork in the picture as well. It would seem the bike was stripped of the paint and re-decaled but everything I can tell points to a 71/2 Raleigh Pro Track Does this seem like a reasonable conclusion to you guys? If so Sheldon said a frame would go for around $1000 and thats without the components. so I tripled my investment of $400. By the way it was loaded with money components! for instance the suntour superbe pro cranks and chainring. I think all together it's worth around $1400. Let me tell you it rides like an absolute dream, never ridden a smoother machine! Unfortunately it's a bit big so I'll be selling it I think
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