[CR]Help dating Raleigh Record Ace Moderne?

(Example: Framebuilding)

Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2005 14:17:23 -0500
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Mark Stonich" <mark@bikesmithdesign.com>
Subject: [CR]Help dating Raleigh Record Ace Moderne?

A friend has asked me to try to sell an old Raleigh Record Ace. But before I start, I should at least figure out how old it is.

The serial number, RA7062, doesn't fit into the on-line serial # lists I've found. 531 stays and butted main tubes. Oil ports on HT & BB. Single Simplex or Huret shifter braze on. Chrome stay and fork tips. Black with cream (or maybe originally white) HT Airlite front hub (No rear wheel or derailleur) Braze on for Sturmey pulley on seat lug. Has a 1961 Santa Monica CA licence sticker.


Does anyone recognize these lugs? http://bikesmithdesign.com/rra/head_tube.jpg

Too bad it's a 23". If an inch or 2 smaller, it would be the perfect bike for my NOS Cyclo-Benelux SA conversion and alloy shelled FW.

Mark Stonich;
Minneapolis Minnesota