Raleigh pro track bike colour

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half cog
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Raleigh pro track bike colour

Postby half cog » 4 Jan 2015, 9:13pm

Hi.
Have aquired a raleigh pro track frame from 1975. The bike came to me as a poyner in a pearl and rust finish.As has been said poyners bought most of their frames in so when you get one you need to turn detective to sort out what you have bought.To be honest it was a lot of fun doing it .It has a carlton cycles CC vented bottom bracket and the prefix and numbers put it at Worksop in may 1975. The final clincher was the head badge holes found under the poyner decal. Two at the bottom and one at the top as in raleigh heron badges.I want to re paint this in the sky blue used at the time. Does anyone have a paint code or any indication as to what shade it is.I can only find one photo and that is on the front of a catalogue of the period on the web. Also this frame has been sprayed in a very tough enamel. May even be a two pack. Jenolite wont touch it. I could get it shot blasted but the chrome head lugs are still fine so far as I can see having been under paint for the last forty years and I dont want to damage the chrome.So anyone know of an industrial quality paint stripper? I am told that the over the counter stuff has now been weakened to conform with new regulations.Fine but not a lot of good when it wont work. Any info much appreciated
Regards and happy new year
Peter

tim-b
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Re: Raleigh pro track bike colour

Postby tim-b » 5 Jan 2015, 5:18am

Hi
Google for: Raleigh pro blue mink, there are several images available. You can probably contact one of the various owners by e-mail to get a photo
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Re: Raleigh pro track bike colour

Postby breakwellmz » 5 Jan 2015, 9:58am

half cog wrote:Hi.
Have aquired a raleigh pro track frame from 1975. The bike came to me as a poyner in a pearl and rust finish.As has been said poyners bought most of their frames in so when you get one you need to turn detective to sort out what you have bought.To be honest it was a lot of fun doing it .It has a carlton cycles CC vented bottom bracket and the prefix and numbers put it at Worksop in may 1975. The final clincher was the head badge holes found under the poyner decal. Two at the bottom and one at the top as in raleigh heron badges.I want to re paint this in the sky blue used at the time. Does anyone have a paint code or any indication as to what shade it is.I can only find one photo and that is on the front of a catalogue of the period on the web. Also this frame has been sprayed in a very tough enamel. May even be a two pack. Jenolite wont touch it. I could get it shot blasted but the chrome head lugs are still fine so far as I can see having been under paint for the last forty years and I dont want to damage the chrome.So anyone know of an industrial quality paint stripper? I am told that the over the counter stuff has now been weakened to conform with new regulations.Fine but not a lot of good when it wont work. Any info much appreciated
Regards and happy new year
Peter


I think i would strip the paint around the lugs myself with a hot air gun and brass brush, and then hand the remainder over to the blaster man.