Raleigh Corsa 12

Paulus

Started young, and still going.
Location
Barnet,
Welcome @Tebb1t
When you say 'screw adjusters' do you mean the quick release levers to take the wheels off?
The wheels are probably not the originals, and have been replaced at some point with these.
 

Cycleops

Legendary Member
Location
Accra, Ghana
I think he might mean the set screws in the rear dropouts? Maybe it’s a 531 frame? Does seem unusual on a ‘cooker’.

Hello and :welcome: to the forum. Nice project you’ve got yourself there.
 

raleighnut

Legendary Member
Location
On 3 Wheels
They're 'alignment stops' they are so when you take the back wheel out you don't have to faff about centreing the wheel just pull it back until it hits the stops and the wheel is in its proper place.

BTW @Cycleops is right, the use of those dropouts suggests good tubing was used for the frame Reynolds 501 or even 531
 

raleighnut

Legendary Member
Location
On 3 Wheels
It's in 'Team Panasonic' colours, I think they were a Dutch team that Raleigh sponsored and supplied bikes for so not as sought after as the works Ti Raleigh bikes.
I wonder what letter @Tebb1t 's bikes frame no. starts with.
 
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Tebb1t

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I was thinking that it could be a better bike when looking at the auction photos before I bid. The frame has a 501 badge but what threw me is the adjustment stops which weren’t standard on a Corsa. I checked the frame number which starts with a W, so it’s a lightweight factory built bike.
The lot that went before it was a Record Sprint which went for more, probably about £80 after fees. I got the Corsa for less than £60, which is a bit of a bargain.
 

raleighnut

Legendary Member
Location
On 3 Wheels
I was thinking that it could be a better bike when looking at the auction photos before I bid. The frame has a 501 badge but what threw me is the adjustment stops which weren’t standard on a Corsa. I checked the frame number which starts with a W, so it’s a lightweight factory built bike.
The lot that went before it was a Record Sprint which went for more, probably about £80 after fees. I got the Corsa for less than £60, which is a bit of a bargain.
So it's a Worksop 'hand built' in Reynolds 501, cool bike :becool:
 
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Tebb1t

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It should look really nice once it's had a good clean .
I’ve ordered a period 105 front changer, and a Rolls saddle for it. New chain and rubber with replacement cables. A clean and then I’ll test ride it. I think I will replace the none standard rear mech (600 Shimano) and leave it at that.
 
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