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Old 10-03-09, 05:27 PM   #1
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Help Identifying Raleigh Frame?

First off I would just like to say hello to everyone as this is my first post. I aquired this frame last week from a friend, obviously the forks, wheels and seatpost were added at a later date, but the rest of the components are shimano 600ex ultegra which is the correct age, which I believe is 1988.

I would like to find out what this bike is, as I would like to restore it to as near as original as possible.

The only details on the frame are;

Cinelli Stamped BB Shell
A Product of Raleigh Ltd England Decal
A Reynolds 531c Decal
Serial: WG8000373

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Old 10-03-09, 05:48 PM   #2
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Very nice lookin' rig. Good pick. Can't help w/the ID.
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Old 10-03-09, 05:50 PM   #3
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The # indicates that it was made in '87 so it could've been an '88 model. Somebody else may recognize the paint scheme. I recal seeing bikes similar around those years and since but can't be exact. 531 tubing is quite good, there was a better tubeset in that year though. I think the bike's fine as is.

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Old 10-04-09, 10:09 PM   #4
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an, ah, interesting build you've got there. The seatstay caps look like Raleigh of England offerings, and I wouldn't argue with the dating. Worksop, then?

could this have been original paint? I've never seen another like it.
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