enter image description here Under the bottom bracket is a plastic piece with Raleigh on it. It has mavic ma40 wheels, cinelli handlebars, Shimano 600 2x6 gears, it weighs exactly 10kg (EDIT: without chain, derailleurs and front qr skewer), has shimano 600 brakes, a steel frame and has campagnolo top tube/friction shifters. I cannot see a serial number anywhere on the bike. Thank you for any help. Harvey

Edit: I'm not just asking what year it is, I would also like to know brand and model if anyone knows since I cannot find a serial number.

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    It's a steel bike. There's no thing like a Shimano 600 bike. Shimano 600 was the name of the groupset that's now commonly named Ultegra and that dates from the late 1980s.
    – Carel
    Oct 15, 2017 at 18:37
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    Possible duplicate of How can I tell what year my bike was made?
    – RoboKaren
    Oct 16, 2017 at 0:27
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    Downtube shifters tell you it's from the 80s. The brakes are premium quality for that era, so it's probably a pretty good bike (or was). Can't tell much else. Will be a little difficult finding derailers for it. Oct 16, 2017 at 1:19
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    Its a gorgeous bike, and if the size and style suits you, then will be a good ride. I'd try and keep it period, but when the cassette wears you may be forced to look at newer tech. Those handlebars need to be angled up some more, it looks droopy now!
    – Criggie
    Oct 16, 2017 at 8:27
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    My guess based on the lugs and frame style is a 1980-ish Raleigh Competition. A clearer image may help but it looks to be a silver one that was stripped and polished.
    – Nate W
    Oct 16, 2017 at 21:51

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Based on the style of lugs and overall frame style, My guess is a 1980 Raleigh Competition or Competition GS. It looks like one that has had the frame stripped and then polished.

Similar to this one seen here:

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  • Thank you, will save some of the guess work in acquiring parts! Hopefully I won't be asking too many more questions about this and the repairs will go smoothly! Oct 16, 2017 at 22:55
  • Ask away, there is a lot of good information on this site. Just be sure to search for questions before you ask them because there is a lot of good information to be found.
    – Nate W
    Oct 16, 2017 at 23:23

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