Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame. Sold.

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DeepdalePete
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Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame. Sold.

Postby DeepdalePete » 29 Sep 2020, 4:04pm

For sale:

A lovely lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike.

It is a very light steel frame. It looks like a very early Thorn but I can't guarantee that. Lightweight steel and very well made imho.

Frame measures:

Seat Post 19 inches measured centre of bottom bracket to top of seat post.

Virtual top tube is 21 inches.

Head tube is 4 inches.

Has:

Mavic 700c wheels and hubs.

TA Specialities Double touring chainset.

Specialized Armadillo 700 x 28c tyres.

Brooks B17 saddle.

Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear mech.

Not sure about the front but looks like an early touring one.

(Can also come with a more modern gel touring saddle if preferred).

6 speed x 2 = 12 speed.

A lovely little bike that is surprisingly nimble and easy to ride.

Will also come with the front and rear racks.

Collection only.

Payment is cash on collection or by bank transfer.

£95
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Re: Lightweight Ladies Mixte Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame.

Postby pwa » 29 Sep 2020, 4:18pm

Collect from where, Pete?

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Re: Lightweight Ladies Mixte Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame.

Postby Bonefishblues » 29 Sep 2020, 4:22pm

I don't know for sure, but I think that's a 2nd generation Raleigh Royale under the yellow paint. It's the spit of my wife's old bike in many respects, even down to some of the componentry.

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Re: Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame.

Postby DeepdalePete » 29 Sep 2020, 5:24pm

I'd be surprised if it was unless it was a good level of Reynolds 531. Seems too light to be anything but.

I am however, not a Raleigh officianado ! :D

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Re: Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame.

Postby DeepdalePete » 29 Sep 2020, 5:29pm

If I had to take a stab at it, I would throw my hat into the ring for an early Dawes Galaxy.

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Re: Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame.

Postby Bonefishblues » 29 Sep 2020, 5:36pm

Royale was 531 - my wife's bike was properly light & lively as we ended up speccing it.

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Re: Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame.

Postby PT1029 » 29 Sep 2020, 9:29pm

for my pennies worth,
Brake clearance looks too close for the frame to be built as a tourer (mudguards look a tight squeeze for a touring frame, may more a club riding frame?
If the parts are original (except the more modern rims), I'd say very unusual/rare Mavic hubs + 1980's design Campag rear mech, TA chainset (ageless of course!) and 1980's(?) Suntour front mech to me suggests not a large manufacturer, more custom build of some sort.
Cable stops/guides (if original) suggest 1980's omward to me.
Seat post looks a bit of a let down, suggest pre cheap (read SR) microadjust seat post era, say early 1980's.
I assume the rear drop outs are 120mm, but could be 126mm (6 speed, flash stuff when I started out!).

Re frame tubing, what diameter is the seat post? - might give a clue to the frame material.
However old (or not), looks a nice bike.
Does it have a fame number? To some, this can reveal a lot.

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Re: Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame.

Postby The utility cyclist » 30 Sep 2020, 12:43am

It's not a Raleigh Royal Lady or Royale, Royale was a Mixte and the Royal Lady had different forks and the seat stay ends where they connect with the seat tube are different.

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Re: Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame.

Postby Bonefishblues » 30 Sep 2020, 7:45am

The utility cyclist wrote:It's not a Raleigh Royal Lady or Royale, Royale was a Mixte and the Royal Lady had different forks and the seat stay ends where they connect with the seat tube are different.

You're right - the treatment is slightly different

http://stainlesssteelforks.org/vintage_ ... eroica.htm

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Re: Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame.

Postby jimlews » 30 Sep 2020, 9:47am

I also think it's a Dawes.By the look of the top of the seat stay.
I can't get a sufficient magnification to be sure, but it seems that the seat stay top is crimped flat i.e no top plate.
Characteristic of Dawes frames 'of a certain age'.

Whoever spec'd it was a connoisseur.

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Re: Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame.

Postby DeepdalePete » 30 Sep 2020, 10:44am

Now sold.

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Re: Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame. Sold.

Postby DeepdalePete » 30 Sep 2020, 10:49am

It sold to a lovely bloke who bought it for his daughter to accompany him on Spring/Summer rides.

Liked it a lot.

Pleased with that as it was priced to sell. My last one ! :)

Btw, there was no frame number at all, anywhere on it. :?

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Re: Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame. Sold.

Postby Bonefishblues » 30 Sep 2020, 11:22am

And we had an interesting debate about it, too - everyone's a winner :D

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Re: Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame. Sold.

Postby DeepdalePete » 30 Sep 2020, 11:31am

Absolutely :D

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Re: Lightweight Ladies Steel Touring Bike 19 Inch Frame.

Postby The utility cyclist » 30 Sep 2020, 5:40pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
The utility cyclist wrote:It's not a Raleigh Royal Lady or Royale, Royale was a Mixte and the Royal Lady had different forks and the seat stay ends where they connect with the seat tube are different.

You're right - the treatment is slightly different

http://stainlesssteelforks.org/vintage_ ... eroica.htm

that's slightly different to ours, ours had RALEIGH impressed into the seat stays where they attached to the seat tube and inpainted white, same as one we had before. The older Royale was a Classy looking bike in orange

Good luck to seller, it looks like a nice get about.
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