Raleigh Record Ace - 1948 (2)
Posted: Wednesday 19th August 2020
|Frame||1947 Raleigh Record Ace 23½"|
|Wheels||Dunlop HP Special Lightweight steel on Sturmey rear hub and Normandy front|
|Gears||Sturmey-Archer FW 4-speed|
|Stem/Bars||GB Spearpoint alloy with GB alloy bars|
|Saddle||Brooks B17 with Brooks saddlebag|
|Extra details||I have owned if for 50 years, buying it in 1957 whilst in the army, when it was 10 years old, from the owner of a little cycle shop in Canterbury (it was his own bike). I paid £10, which seems a bargain, but was 2 weeks army pay then!
Over the years it was used for club riding and touring (with panniers and a Cyclo 4 derailleur). I had the frame restored by Raleigh in 1960, but it was a poor job. I did a complete job on it myself (brush lacquer) in 2007 and brought it back (mostly - front hub is later) to original spec
Bluemels 'Noweight' guards.