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Old 02-02-06, 05:45 PM
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Hey fellas i need help decoding this RAlEIGH team RECORD. Serial number WE 7002798 above is the letter K stamped . Is this a higher end model or lower cheaper model.. Its Red and Yellow and decals that are REd and yellow as well the frame material is 531 reynolds. the front fork is half red and chrome. its got campy dropouts the top tube says team raleigh and the dow tube says record the seat seat says Raleigh in black and yellow letters. Dont have pictures. but if you can still help me indentify it would be great. Need some RALEIGH EXperts here

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Old 02-02-06, 06:29 PM
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http://www.hetchins.org/raleigh1.htm Does it look anything like this? You definitely found a keeper. The serial number would suggest it was built at the Worksop plant in April 1977.
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Originally Posted by biker44
Hey fellas i need help decoding this RAlEIGH team RECORD. Serial number WE 7002798 above is the letter K stamped . Is this a higher end model or lower cheaper model.. Its Red and Yellow and decals that are REd and yellow as well the frame material is 531 reynolds. the front fork is half red and chrome. its got campy dropouts the top tube says team raleigh and the dow tube says record the seat seat says Raleigh in black and yellow letters. Dont have pictures. but if you can still help me indentify it would be great. Need some RALEIGH EXperts here
Something still seems weird. As far as I can see the Team models didn't have the half-chrome fork, and certainly wouldn't have had Record on the down tube. Do the dropouts (either the fork ends or rear drops) have fender/rack eyelets? Is the headtbue badge for The Raleigh with Nottingham England under it or Raleigh Cycles of America?

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Ok, I might have found a pic of something similar:

Does it look like this:


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Old 02-03-06, 09:43 AM
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There are "good" Team Records (which are essentially Raleigh Professionals with a team paint job and trim), and "bad" Team Records (which are essentially Raleigh Records with the same paint and trim). The Campagnolo dropouts is a clear indication that you have one of the "good" ones (lucky dog ).

The one in the picture above is clearly one of the "bad" ones.

Attached is one of the "good" ones, although of a different year when they had black head tubes.

I think yours is a 1977 (from the first number in the serial number), the presence of the 'K' is a bit puzzling. Not sure what it means.

Hope you enjoy riding it.
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Old 02-03-06, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by USAZorro
There are "good" Team Records (which are essentially Raleigh Professionals with a team paint job and trim), and "bad" Team Records (which are essentially Raleigh Records with the same paint and trim). The Campagnolo dropouts is a clear indication that you have one of the "good" ones (lucky dog ).

The one in the picture above is clearly one of the "bad" ones.

Attached is one of the "good" ones, although of a different year when they had black head tubes.

I think yours is a 1977 (from the first number in the serial number), the presence of the 'K' is a bit puzzling. Not sure what it means.

Hope you enjoy riding it.
The one pictured is (I believe) one of the Raleigh USA promotional bikes. Basically a Record with Team paint. The thing that throws me about the OP's bike is the Record decal on the DT combined with the half-chrome fork and Campy drops.
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I'd heard speculation that the "good" ones were intended for Europe, and we in the colonies got the el-cheapo version. I know for certain that there were "good" ones, and that they are the same frame as the Professional.
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Interesting... If you check out my a bit confusing post http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=207633 and tell me what you think about my case. By the way the serial number is NA1422735 (just found it today ). I'm sorry I don't have any pictures yet, but they are coming asap.
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