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That was one of my favorite bikes because it rode so smoothly and was just a comfortable bike, all around.
It eventually got powder coated white, and sold as a retro 10-speed.
1020, 2030, 2040 etc usually refes to the kind of steel, in this case it would be high-tension steel with a relativly low content of cabon.
- no where near the quelety of ordinary cromo or Reynolds 531.
Take a few pictures of the head lug, seat cluster, dropouts and and fork crown, and post them.
Any old Raliegh rider could probably help you from there.
This one will have drop bars, although I will retain the stem, if at all possible.
It is quite nice, with a "lugged" look, and good chrome. I love the orangey color, but it is badly faded, in places. If I do, I will mask this panel off and retain the Raleigh decal.
I bought this bike to get the fenders, as much as anything.- Don Gillies San Diego, CA A funny thing about the English Raleighs is that the high-end bikes had unique lugs & fork crown, and the low-end bikes changed lugs & crowns & dropouts & brazing almost every year, and so its actually possible to identify a "nude 1970's raleigh" with no paint, down to the year, in most cases ...Here are the ingredients used to identify an old Raleigh 10-speed : Serial Number: Bottom Bracket(high end), Rear Dropout(low end) Dropouts : Huret/Zeus(Competition), Campy(Pro/Int), Simplex(RRA), Stamped Seatpost Size : 26.8, 27.0(531 butted), 27.2(531 double butted), 27.4(753) Lugs : Bocama, Nervex, Prugnat-Long, Prugnat-Competition, Capella Brazing : Seat Tube over-the-top(1972, earlier), Normal(1973-onwards) Rear Brake Stop : single(1974 or before), double(1975-onwards) Top-tube Cable Stops : Absent(Competition, Pro, Team), Present(Low-end) Fork Crown : Vagner(3 types), Zeus(Pro) Bottom Bracket : Generic, Nervex, Bocama Bottom Bracket Braze-ons : None(International, Professional, RRA), present Downtube Shifter Braze-ons : Competition, Professional, Team Chain peg : Team Rear Centerpull Stop : Present(not RRA/Competition(1976)/Pro), Absent(lowend) Chrome : Front Forks, Rear Forks, Fork Crown(Pro/Super Course), Lugs(Internat'nl) - Don Gillies San Diego, CA A funny thing about the English Raleighs is that the high-end bikes had unique lugs & fork crown, and the low-end bikes changed lugs & crowns & dropouts & brazing almost every year, and so its actually possible to identify a "nude 1970's raleigh" with no paint, down to the year, in most cases ...I've missed it, since it's been gone, so this should take care of that.I also picked up a 20" wheelset, with a Sturmey-Archer 3-speed hub.