Well for anyone that was interested in my Raleigh 753 rsp for sale...
Turns out that I had something different in my possession and didn't realise...
Firstly I owe the sincerest of thanks to Matt_Wood off of retrobike who turned up this evening to potentially buy my bike... you have actually just returned a little bit of my faith in people with that gesture of honesty and kindness...
I let Matt take it for a test spin and he had a good look at the bike whilst I left him to it... he realised I didn't know what I had in my possession and rather than rip me off and make a profit chose to show me.
It appears I was a bit oblivious to the fact I own a Raleigh Castorama which was frame number 1 for team rider Laurent Fignon in 1990. A tour rider who actually won the tour in 1983 and 1984. He sadly died of cancer in June 2009.
Kind of gob smacked! Apparently not the original paint job either.
Funnily enough had I listened better at a point in time when this was passed on to me I might have known more about it.
I bought this off an old school friend who's father had owned it. I'd done his dad a few favours in the past and as he'd hung up his riding boots (the father) due to being knocked off of his time trial bike he sold/practically gave this to me. I seem to remember my friend saying something about it being a tour bike... but thought he meant some sort of tour replica.... not that it had actually been round the tour!
Anyway. Photos of the frame serial number and campag lugs etc below.
I'm interested in knowing more about the history of these... and also an indication of what it might be worth to the right buyer?
I might ebay it but I'm also considering keeping it now as it's got historic value. Any information and advice would be greatly appreciated
More pics below on link