Re: [CR]Raleigh Frame Identification


Example: Racing:Jean Robic

From: <raleighpro@dejazzd.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Raleigh Frame Identification
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 6:39:24 -0400


From: Bob Reid <robertrreid@tiscali.co.uk>
>> In the world of potentially poorly stamped frames and stamps that wear out
> that was "Raleigh", leaving out similarly shaped letters reduced the risk
> of dealer induced brain-fade...
>
> A
> B
> D
> E = F
> G = C = O = Q
> H
> K
> L = I = J
> M
> N
> P = R
> S
>
> TUVWXYZ therefore not required....
>
> A guess, but not untypical of engineering solutions in Britain, and a few
> years of trying to make out Raleigh serial numbers under fresh paint.<<

It sure seems like Bob's got it right. How about the previous system of numbers? There's supposed to be a letter followed by numbers. Has anyone figured that out? It seems like exceptions to that letter code pop up from time to time.

Pete Geurds
Douglassville, PA