Interesting post, Neil. I never knew the RRA was sold as a frameset. And never seen it in a catalogue as one. Then again, maybe the "FS" stands for well, "frameset" but that seems way too obvious for Raleigh's deliciously arcane serial numbering systems. One of the complaints with the RRA I thought was that it was sold as a complete machine and was extremely expensive as such especially given the breathtakingly high VAT on complete machines vs. frames and components. So maybe this is why they gave up towards the end and offered framesets. Raleigh seldom did this, I think the only other one was the Raleigh Record Tour of Britain frameset c. 1962.
Anyway all of this has me keen to take my '48 RRA out tomorrow for a good, hard ride. "Ride Awheel on Sheffield Steel", them's my politics...
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