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Help me ID this bike por favor - Nervex Lugs and lots of Chrome

Old 04-03-10, 01:10 PM
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Help me ID this bike por favor - Nervex Lugs and lots of Chrome

A friend of mine picked this up a few years ago and doesn't know what it is...I thought it looked French at first, but now I'm thinking possibly Raleigh or Carlton.


















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Those 3 head tube badge holes sure do look Raleigh to me...
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Obviously a Raleigh.
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Professional or International. Most likely a very early International. Poor bike. Needs to be defrankened and painted ASAP.
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The lack of a rear hoop-shaped brake cable stop and top-tube braze-ons has me stumped a bit to say it's an early Int'l or Super Course. Perhaps a later one that was rechromed? Looks like that non-drive side seat-stay cap is showing some gaps.

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looks like my (72?) International...I've never seen a fully chromed one. My guess is that the bike was rechromed some time in its sordid past (as I was, once). That would be when the hoop for the rear brake went missing.

You need to have someone who knows these things look at that seatstay cap (I'm thinking that it is the drive side, unless my dyslexia is acting up). That is a structural piece, ultimately.
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How wide is the bottom bracket?
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
The lack of a rear hoop-shaped brake cable stop and top-tube braze-ons has me stumped a bit to say it's an early Int'l or Super Course.
Neal, how about a black 1969 Raleigh Competition with chromed Nervex lugs? Sciencemonster has one, could be one of those.



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The frame definitely has some damage...and he knows he needs to take it to Bilenky pronto.
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Neal, how about a black 1969 Raleigh Competition with chromed Nervex lugs? Sciencemonster has one, could be one of those.


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Well, there's the issue of the rear brake hanger and top-tube cable stops again, which, if they were removed and the bike re-chromed, makes this one anyone's guess. The Raleigh theory is then based on the three holes in the headtube. Hmm.

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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Well, there's the issue of the rear brake hanger and top-tube cable stops again, which, if they were removed and the bike re-chromed, makes this one anyone's guess. The Raleigh theory is then based on the three holes in the headtube. Hmm.
It might be advantageous to see a closeup of that RD cable housing stop. I can't tell what it looks like from here, but it looks smaller then a Raleigh fitting.

If I were KonAaron right now, I'd be checking the holes against a Raleigh badge right now.

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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
It might be advantageous to see a closeup of that RD cable housing stop. I can't tell what it looks like from here, but it looks smaller then a Raleigh fitting.

If I were KonAaron right now, I'd be checking the holes against a Raleigh badge right now.

-Kurt
I'll definitely advise him to try it...and will see if I can get some close ups. It really is an odd duck and I think people's suggestions that it's been modified previously are probably very accurate. For what it's worth, my guess was Raleigh International.
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