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Paulus

Started young, and still going.
Location
Barnet,
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/35406948...DewMYnDT92&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
A 1980's? 531 Raleigh Royal.
With a bit of TLC it could be a nice bike.

I went for it in the end. I offered him £155, £70 below asking price, and he agreed.
It a July 1987 Worksop build I believe, WK700067 frame number.
The frame is is pretty good nick, but it's going to need a full strip down , clean and regrease. New cables, tubes, the tyres look ok but we'll see. The 6 speed freewheel, chain and rear mech are full of gunk, so maybe ok underneath all the muck. Who knows what I'll find.
A nice project to keep me occupied when the evenings draw in a bit.:bicycle:
 

SkipdiverJohn

Deplorable Brexiteer
Location
London
If it goes for a fiver it might even get a nod of approval from @SkipdiverJohn.

I'd happily push the boat out and pay a Tenner for it. Any bike that is basically all there and is capable of being ridden has some value even if just as a pub/shopping/ride to the station hack.
So long as the chain will stay on the sprockets and transmit drive, then the mechanicals have some remaining useful life. Chain wear indicators don't mean much to me. I just run stuff into the ground, then replace with less worn salvaged parts.
The trick is to get as many miles as possible out of a beater bike without actually spending any more on it. If you get a couple of thousand miles out of a £10 purchase it adds up to very cheap cycling.
 

SkipdiverJohn

Deplorable Brexiteer
Location
London
I went for it in the end. I offered him £155, £70 below asking price, and he agreed.
It a July 1987 Worksop build I believe, WK700067 frame number.

It's a little bit more than I would want to pay, but the deep red colour is lovely and it's got the 3 x 6 transmission, which is definitely more useful for touring or utility riding than the 2 x 5 ftted to my 1985 Royal. I was a bit spoilt when I got mine because it looked a bit neglected so went very cheaply pre-corona.
Hand built 531 for the price of a modern BSO, not such a bad deal really.
 

biggs682

Smile a mile bike provider
Location
Northamptonshire
I went for it in the end. I offered him £155, £70 below asking price, and he agreed.
It a July 1987 Worksop build I believe, WK700067 frame number.
The frame is is pretty good nick, but it's going to need a full strip down , clean and regrease. New cables, tubes, the tyres look ok but we'll see. The 6 speed freewheel, chain and rear mech are full of gunk, so maybe ok underneath all the muck. Who knows what I'll find.
A nice project to keep me occupied when the evenings draw in a bit.:bicycle:

As long as you are happy that's all that matters.
Looks like it will tidy up nicely so enjoy it
 

Gunk

Veteran
Location
Oxford
I went for it in the end. I offered him £155, £70 below asking price, and he agreed.
It a July 1987 Worksop build I believe, WK700067 frame number.
The frame is is pretty good nick, but it's going to need a full strip down , clean and regrease. New cables, tubes, the tyres look ok but we'll see. The 6 speed freewheel, chain and rear mech are full of gunk, so maybe ok underneath all the muck. Who knows what I'll find.
A nice project to keep me occupied when the evenings draw in a bit.:bicycle:

I paid £30 for this just over 2 years ago, all I did was clean it, gave it a service and replaced a pair of tyres.

full story here

https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/raleigh-classic-531c-tourer-refurb.261094/

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SkipdiverJohn

Deplorable Brexiteer
Location
London
A Bob Jackson 531 tourer for £120 start in Leeds:

What era do you reckon? 70's, maybe early 80's?.
Lamp bracket on the fork always makes me think of the Never Ready front lights. Not that bright, used a lot of batteries, and eventually corroded internally with white stuff.
 

Paulus

Started young, and still going.
Location
Barnet,
What era do you reckon? 70's, maybe early 80's?.
Lamp bracket on the fork always makes me think of the Never Ready front lights. Not that bright, used a lot of batteries, and eventually corroded internally with white stuff.

I've still got a set of Night Riders, including the front and rear brackets. I've tried selling them several times but no one is interested. I cant think why.:ohmy:
 

nonowt

Über Member
Location
London
The wing in the 531 decal should give a clue to the age, it’s after my time which is the 70’s
@SkipdiverJohn

I've got a winged 531 decal on my 1985 Raleigh Competition. I think it anniversary related (50yrs of 531?) so it must be from around then.

Whilst I'm here...

22" Geoffrey Butler in Dartford:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/23459810...Lu3GA3cRRy&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY

60cm Woodrup in Harrogate. Wonder if it previously had chrome fork ends? £155 BIN:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/33429938...Lu3GA3cRRy&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY

25"? Dan Shotton tourer in Leamington Spa. £140 or best offer BIN:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/31373124...Lu3GA3cRRy&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
 

biggs682

Smile a mile bike provider
Location
Northamptonshire
@SkipdiverJohn

I've got a winged 531 decal on my 1985 Raleigh Competition. I think it anniversary related (50yrs of 531?) so it must be from around then.

Whilst I'm here...

22" Geoffrey Butler in Dartford:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/23459810...Lu3GA3cRRy&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY

60cm Woodrup in Harrogate. Wonder if it previously had chrome fork ends? £155 BIN:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/33429938...Lu3GA3cRRy&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY

25"? Dan Shotton tourer in Leamington Spa. £140 or best offer BIN:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/31373124...Lu3GA3cRRy&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY

I wondered the same about the Woodrup .

That Shotton has been for sale a while now
 

midlife

Guru
Nice looking Woodrup, from my era with vertical dropouts, short wheelbase and close clearances. The rear brake cable guides go down the right side for the TTs fave Weinmann 500 brakes. Looks odd with the shimano ones on the bike now as the cable has to cross the frame at the rear.
 
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