Raleigh Sprint

biggs682

Smile a mile bike provider
Location
Northamptonshire
It was a tough decision this morning walking around local car boot .

First find was tired 70's Falcon Black Diamond at £75 , then a sad looking Henry Burton that had just sold for an un disclosed amount and then this "Alloy" According to the seller Raleigh Sprint with all its gold trimmings .

So after a bit of bartering it came home with me ^_^.

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Looks ok no stuck post or stem hopefully a quick wipe down and some lubricant .
 

Cycleops

Guru
Location
Accra, Ghana
Very nice Martin. Record Sprint wasn't it? Must bring one of the earlier ones by the look of it, they seemed to lose the gold as the production ran.
 

woodbutcher

Veteran
Location
S W France
It was a tough decision this morning walking around local car boot .

First find was tired 70's Falcon Black Diamond at £75 , then a sad looking Henry Burton that had just sold for an un disclosed amount and then this "Alloy" According to the seller Raleigh Sprint with all its gold trimmings .

So after a bit of bartering it came home with me ^_^.

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Looks ok no stuck post or stem hopefully a quick wipe down and some lubricant .
Nice one, the "bike magnet strikes again"^_^
 

tom73

Veteran
Location
Yorkshire
:wub:
 

SkipdiverJohn

Deplorable Brexiteer
Location
London
@biggs682 that looks to big for you.

Doesn't look huge to me. I'd say it was a 23 1/2" frame, which is my ideal size at just under 6 foot. Don't forget the stuff that has any pretensions to being "racy" tends to have a shorter wheelbase than general purpose or touring frames. That often results in a taller head tube for a given size since the main triangle of the frame is truncated. Sometimes the BB height may be greater, to avoid pedal strike. Lots of variables that can give a misleading impression of the size of a frame if you don't factor them in.
 
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