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Need help to identify a Raleigh

Old 05-26-13, 10:44 AM
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Need help to identify a Raleigh

Im new to this forum and would hope that someone could help me identify what kind of Raleigh I have bought and how old it is.
Im not really interested in what it is worth.

Ill add some pictures cause I think that would be easiest.
It seams some previous owner "idiot" have added some own decals and paint job on the main frame as you can see, the blue stripes are tape and there is some yellow under that looks like it has been painted on after.

There is a serial number underneath but it does not match any serial information I have been able to find so I think perhaps when it came to Sweden someone have stripped the original serial number and added some kind of Swedish substitute.

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There were 2 bikes that looked like this. One was a higher end "team replica" and the other was a low-midrange bike. I honestly don't know which is which. This seems to have kind of crummy construction and lower end parts, but then it has forged drops. If we could see a tubing sticker on yours that would help. Check under that white sticker on the top of the seat tube.
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Ok, thanks. will check and see under the sticker next time I get a chance to and get back on it.

What years are we talking about roughly? is it from 70s or 80s?
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That looks like one of the entry level, Record team livery models. Center-pull brakes, in conjunction forged drop-outs and Raleigh branded, swaged, cotterless crankset suggests very late 1979s. Serial number appears to be incomplete, but may be 1979. I'm assuming the Huret derailleurs are indicative of it being a European model. If there is no tubing decal, the next best indicator of frame level is the seat post diameter,
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