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Old 11-07-04, 09:31 PM
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1983 Raleigh

I was recently given this (#WT3000002). Long ago repainted, now needing refinishing. It is sound and of some merit. The original owner tells me it's a Gran Course model. I can't find anything on these. Does anyone have any info? It is in 531, and the W in the serial number indicates "Workshop", where all the higher end Raleighs in 531 and later 753 were built (according to Retro Raleighs). Were the double-butted throughout or just the main frame tubes, ofr example. The original owner doesn't remember.
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Old 11-08-04, 12:02 AM
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Gran Course appears to refer to the frameset, rather than a specific model. Beyond that, you'll need to get someone else to help out.

http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalog...3/ral83_16.jpg
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Old 11-12-04, 10:19 AM
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sURE IT WASN'T A SUPER COURSE?
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I don't think they made the Super Course in 1983. Her'e my reasoning: http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Raleigh83/
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W is not in fact Workshop; it is Worksop, a town in the north of England.
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