Re: [Classicrendezvous] Russ's mystery bike ... Serial #

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Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 07:38:00 -0400
From: "Larry Osborn" <>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Russ's mystery bike ... Serial #
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>FWIW, I did find a serial number - A 5190, stamped along the left side of the
>BB shell underside, and running perpendicular to the line of the spindle.
>Looking at the retro Raleighs page, that can either indicate 1966 or some 1973

Russ et al

All the A#### serial Raleighs that I have seen in the US have been 1973. I have never heard an explanation for that little aberation in the numbering system but it's definitely real. I have seen D#### serials on 69 Competitions, but never anything older than that. My 67 and 68 US Raleigh catalogs don't show any models at the level of the Comp/G.S. or above. Just REcord, Gran Prix, and maybe Super Curse. I'd put my money on yours being 73.

Larry "up too early this morning to remember anything" Osborn