Re: [CR]RE: Mystery Team Raleigh!


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From: "Renaissance Cycles" <info@renaissance-cycles.com>
To: "Jim Cole" <jcole@memphis.edu>, <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, "Michael Kone" <bikevint@tiac.net>
References: <3.0.32.20020524095312.006f14c0@pop.tiac.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]RE: Mystery Team Raleigh!
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 23:52:22 -0700


Need some info on a Team Raleigh built with 531, unlike others it has full show chromed fork and full chromed rear triangle ( Seat and chain stays!). Seat cluster, top half is chromed while the lower is painted...............And it has top tube cable guides. Serial number is not as what is normally found!.......I will have to check this again!

Been keeping this one under the sheets until now............Any info about this beast!

BC.............And the gang!!........Holland.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Kone"
To: "Jim Cole" ;
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 8:53 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]RE: eBay outing-Raleigh Team & another



> The true team bikes were often very special - in the early to mid 70's I
> believe, but am not sure, that they were Worksop bikes like many of the
> other Raleighs, but they were clearly built in a much more handmade
> fashion. The mid 70's team bikes were finished at the dropouts often in a
> French style, and often the seatcaps were unique as well.
>
> Eventually the Ilkston shop was set up (1977 or so?) to make the 753 bikes,
> and those were really hand built very nicely detailed frames. At that
> time, I'm not sure where the 531 team bikes were being made, but some
> really nice 531 team bikes emerged that were very nicely construced (for a
> Raleigh).
>
> In the late 70's Raleigh really started exploiting the team colors. There
> even were basic Raleigh Record (as in the late 70's steel rim basic 10sp US
> model Record Ace - below the Grand Prix - in the team colors). The version
> here looks a lot like a Raleigh Competition at a quick glance. Probably a
> very pleasant frame in any case, but not a hand built frame like a true
> team would be. I'm not real positive on all this, so some real Raleigh
> fans might have more info on it.
>
> By the way - I have a low mileage Team 753 full Super Record bike of the
> period, the real deal, in team colors, in super nice condition, in about
> the same size (about 21.5 to top - probably a bit shorter top tube though)
> that I would sell for $1,500 if anyone is intersted in the real deal. I've
> been on the fence about selling it, but cash will talk.
>
> Mike Kone in Boulder CO
>
>
> At 10:13 AM 5/24/02 -0500, Jim Cole wrote:
> >Scott McCaskey wrote:
> >
> >>Well, here is a shameless plug for a Raleigh team paint scheme frameset
> >
> >>that I have just listed on ebay. Check it out at
> >
> >http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2106508537
> >
> >What's the difference in this Raleigh Record and the Team Pro? Scott's
> >very nice looking Record does have eyelets and I don't recall seeing any
> >Team Pros with them. I'm guessing there's a difference in lugs and
> >such, but would love to here from the experts and enthusiasts alike!
> >Thanks.
> >
> >Jim Cole
> >Memphis, TN