help with date

spannernut Posts: 2
edited September 2010 in Road general
can any of you give me an approximate year of this Raleigh Reynolds 531,here's some pics.
by the way just registered so Hi to all,i'm in Ireland.and i have recently started collecting old racers with a view to restoring them in the future,if i get the time.


  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    1989/90-ish judging by the components
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • I remember this from a Raleigh catalogue when my Viscount Aerospace got trashed - 1990. I think it was the Clubman model (may be wrong on that one though).
  • andy162
    andy162 Posts: 634
    I don't reckon that this is an "off the peg" model. it looks like it's been built up with parts. I would guess the frame is from 89, some of the Shimano Exage components will be from around this time too. The rear mech looks like a Shimano 600, this is earlier, mid 80's? The chainset looks like a old 105 or 600 from about 86/87.
  • The Reynolds sticker would help date it. That style is from the eighties - I reckon earlier than 1989. By that time, the brighter green and yellow was being used (as far as I recall).