[CR]RE: Ilkeston vs. Worksop Raleighs

Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

From: EdVintage63@aol.com
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 15:52:41 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]RE: Ilkeston vs. Worksop Raleighs

Apologies - resending because of bad header.

In a message dated 10/28/2004 3:05:50 PM Eastern Standard Time, classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org writes:

> It's been my understanding that henceforth only 753 was used for
> Ilkeston-made frames and that this was a frame only production either for
> the Team or special orders. I've also been told that "real" team bikes
> often lacked the Reynolds frame transfers. All Ilkeston-made frames had
> "SB" prefixed serial numbers and that true team bikes made for specific
> riders were also so indicated on the bottom bracket.>>
> Peter,
> Actually, I have a 531SL special order frameset from Ilkeston - it pretty
> much has the Pro features and no serial number whatsoever. Came to me
> unpainted! As I posted when I joined the list, this had been a special order
> through a family friend who was a Personnel Director at TI. From the
> responses I got at the time, there seems to have been only a small number
> (maybe a dozen) of frames built with the 531SL tubing.
> Cheers,
> Paul
> Paul Williams,
> Ottawa, ON, Canada

My Ilkeston-built team track frame is also 531, for what it's worth, but not SL, at least not judging by the decal. Despite earlier inquiries, I haven't been able to learn much about it, however.

Ed Granger
Lancaster, PA