Nice enough bike, but some of the hype doesn't fit.
Of course it's not even a track bike. He seems to have not noticed the freewheel on the left side of the rear hub. (I don't mean that's why it's not a track bike - you could put a freewheel on a track bike, but this one just... Isn't!) Road dropouts, wingnuts, caliper brake, pump, road h-bars... He claims 100% original parts but with what evidence? Those grips are American aren't they?
The serial number looks like it was stamped in after the paint went on, probably by an owner. It doesn't even have the right number of digits to be an original ser#, right? Wouldn't it be six numerical digits with a letter after?
Mark Bulgier Seattle WA USA
Paul Raley wrote:
> Any ideas on this one? I have doubts about the lister's
> description of the bikes pedagree....
> Sort of looks like a prewar RRA with the chrome fork and
> radial spoked front wheel. But, the chainset would not be
> correct for an RRA, either pre or postwar. A Raleigh Golden
> Arrow model perhaps?