From: Bob Reid <email@example.com>
>> 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...
> E = F
> G = C = O = Q
> L = I = J
> P = R
> 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.