This is the US team paint scheme for at least 1983, and maybe part of 84. I've seen several U.S. team bike replicas, but all the ones I've seen are lower end tubing, like 501 or 555. One made from 753 would be interesting.
Does it have any odd braze ons like a number hanger? Or an odd serial #?
Steve Birmingham Lowell, Ma
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 15:35:19 -0400 From: "Olsson, Robert" <ROlsson@randomhouse.com> To: <email@example.com> Subject: [CR]1984[?] Raleigh 753 Message-ID: <088C54528573B84EBED463B5C25D35980236E8A7@nyxsrv-1.us.randomhouse.com> Content-Type: text/plain;charset="iso-8859-1" MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Precedence: list Message: 2
I have a Raleigh made from 753 tubing that was originally painted with a Betsy Ross red main triangle with sans-serif white letters for 'RALEIGH' on down tubes only, dark blue front fork and rear triangle with decalled groups of three small descending-in-size white stars going down the sides of = the forks and the sides of the seat stays. The seat lug has a handsome fastback design and it has a Cinelli BB. I think that it was made for the American market for the 1984 Olympics in LA and it has Nottingham on the badge. = Can anyone confirm what year this frame was built; if this was first year = they used 753; if it was it actually produced at the Carlton shop; the = correct model name [Pro?] and of course any other info??
Croton on Hudson, NY