Raleigh Record Ace (RRA) Modèrne - 1958
Posted: Wednesday 19th August 2020
(model no. 57) serial no. 3766AD
Short-lived successor to the post-war RRA (1948-1953) which was in production for just two years (1957-58).
Original cost: £39. 19s. 6d. (£650 in 2005 pounds).
|Frame||Serial no. 3766AD; Material: Reynolds 531 butted tubing, thin taper backstays and chainstays.
Braze ons: Sturmey Archer gear pulley boss, pump pegs under top tube, rear brake cable stops on top tube and derailleur cable stop on chainstay and gear lever boss. Tecalemit lubricators for bottom bracket races and bottom headrace. Special Raleigh chainstay and fork ends with mudguard eyelets. Fork: “D” to round section blades of Reynolds 531.
Finish: original Raleigh black dipped enamel with white enamel seat tube panel and head. Gold lug lining, seat post bands and fork bands. 12” chromium plating on front fork ends and 6” on rear triangle ends. The transfers and longer chrome socks on the front fork differ from the catalogue depictions and may be due to this being a custom-ordered frame for a Raleigh employee.
Dimensions: seat tube 24” (c to t), top tube 22” (c to c); Angles: 73 (head) 71 (seat)
Fork rake: 2 ½”; Wheelbase: 41 ¼”; Bottom bracket height: 11 1/8”
Chainstay length: 17 ¼"; Rear spacing: 118 mm
Lugs: Raleigh pattern cutaway lugs
Weight: 26.5 lbs. complete machine
|Wheels||27 x 1 ¼” Dunlop special lightweight high pressure steel 32/40-hole rims, 15/17G double butted Wheelsmith spokes (4x in back, 3x in front), BH Airlite Continental high flange hubs with Cyclo wingnuts|
|Chainset||Williams C.1200 46t with 6 ¾” cranks; Reynolds Elite chain|
|Pedals||Raleigh steel quill road racing with GB “Professional” stainless toe-clips and Popular straps|
|Gears||Benelux Mark 7 derailleur with Benelux down-tube lever; Freewheel: Regina 14-16-18-20-22 t (freewheel*)|
|Brakes||GB alloy Coureur side-pull calipers with Super Hood alloy levers, white GB rubber hoods and white fluted cables|
|Stem/Bars||GB 4” chromium-plated Reynolds 531 spearpoint with GB 16” wide alloy Maitland bend ‘bars, white plastic tape and GB plugs.*|
|Headset||Raleigh chrome steel|
|Saddle||Brooks oval badge B17N Competition with chromium undercarriage; Saddle toolkit: Brooks Challenge; Seat pin: Reynolds domed top alloy|
|Extra details||Mudguards: Britannia Sprint Veloce narrow section white plastic; Pump: 19” Britannia Sprint Veloce white plastic; Lamp: Eveready battery cycle lamp; Lamp bracket: Raleigh right fork-mounted|