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M Gee

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Re: OLD Raleigh "barn find" - HOW old?
« on: November 05, 2015, 01:01 »
Looks to be 1945-55 vintage. Spoke heads are still truable. Seat post not frozen. Front fork twanged out of true - but should be coldset-able.

Soaking the cranks in vinegar for a couple of days works wonders - who ever knew? Vinegar is a rust remover!  :o

I found a source that mentions the rear hub type, and limits that to 1945-1956. And the lugs seem to limit that one more year - to 1955 and prior.

I still have to take all the bearings apart.
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