Raleigh corsa

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by Swifty, 23 Feb 2018.

  1. OP
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    Swifty

    Swifty Senior Member

    Location:
    North wales
    The photo Martin has posted is the bike in question the owner thinks 1980 ? Could he be right
     
  2. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    Possibly^_^. Half of my family worked at Raleigh's and they got discounts on Raleigh, but not Carlton, unless they were in the cycling club. It was quite a bone of contention that I had a Carlton and my brother only had a Raleigh Corsa. As I said, I think it would have been 1975ish, and no way near Carlton spec.
     
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  3. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    The first Corsa that sprang to mind was this...

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    The team Corsa 12.....it isn't on though lol
     
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  4. OP
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    Swifty

    Swifty Senior Member

    Location:
    North wales
    I'm very tempted to make him an offer for this bike as he wants rid of sure with a good clean and a bit of care would be a nice bike may have to hide from wife she says I've got to get rid of a few before I can have another
     
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  5. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Get rid of the wife.:okay:
     
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  6. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    What a lovely lean and sprightly looking thing that is!
     
  7. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Part exchange ? :smile:
     
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  8. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Even better.:laugh:
     
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  9. OP
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    Swifty

    Swifty Senior Member

    Location:
    North wales
    I can see her point the garage is full of enough bikes and bits which I have sort of rescued and made roadworthy again and I doubt there is enough room for another at the moment. yet,!!!!!
     
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  10. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    :giggle:
     
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  11. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Senior Member

    Location:
    London
    Nothing wrong with a bit of rescue & repair!
    Haven't you got any space up in the loft where you could shove a couple of less-used ones, in order to keep her sweet?

    I wonder what year the Reynolds 501 tubing first appeared? Knowing that could be a useful way to rule out/rule in a mystery bike having been made in a particular era. I've also seen 500 ATB plain gauge stickers on frames. Presumably that came out later still as a cheaper alternative to butted 501?
     
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