Re: [CR] dating my team Raleigh track bike frame


Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley

To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 10:47:40 -0800
From: donald gillies <gillies@ece.ubc.ca>
Subject: Re: [CR] dating my team Raleigh track bike frame


If someone has a photo of a Wx3nnnnnn frameset that is a 1973 frameset (i.e. it should have long dropouts in the back, and/or 1973 lugs), I'd really love to see it because I've seen 100+ 1973 raleigh frames and they all begin with the 'H' or 'A' prefix for the serial number.

A Wx0nnnnnn frame would be 1980.

Can someone pinpoint the last year that the WxNNNNN numbering scheme was used? I think the first year was 1974, but what was the LAST year?

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA, USA