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70s Raleigh Team Record

Old 04-07-11, 11:12 AM
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70s Raleigh Team Record

I've never owned a road bike but am interested in starting cycling for the exercise and possible commuting. I recently very rashly bought a 1970-something Raleigh Record 10-speed (I know, a pretty low-quality bike) that I need to fix up a bit. One interesting thing about it is that the paint job is that of Team Raleighs in the 70s. I started doing research online and have been reading that some "Team Records" were made with Reynolds 531 tubing.

I then found (I believe on Retro Raleighs) that post-1974 Raleigh serial numbers that begin with W were higher-end frames made of reynolds 531 or 753 in Worksop. The serial number on this bike is indicative of this facility; however, no tubing stickers have remained intact.

So basically I've gotten a bit hopeful that I have a decent frame. The components don't seem to be anything special, for example steel wheels, suntour derailer. Just wondering if anyone can confirm that this frame is Reynolds 531.
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