Re: [CR]re: 126 spaciing on NOS ca 1972 Lejeune now when were 6-speed clusters introduced?


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Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 18:01:01 -0400
From: James G Allen <jgallen@lexairinc.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]re: 126 spaciing on NOS ca 1972 Lejeune now when were 6-speed clusters introduced?
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Raleigh Pros had six gears in the rear as early as 1972. I have a 1972 with 126 spacing and a six speed cluster. The 1972 catalog does not specify a six speed cluster but the 1973 catalog does. BTW, Pro's were the first production bikes equipped with Campy brakes IIRC. Also, most of the early Pro's and Internationals that I've seen from the early 1970's had 172.5 cranks for some reason. If you have a no date pre-1973 crank with 172.5 arms I'd say the odds are better than even it came from a Raleigh.

So when were six speed clusters introduced?

George Allen Lexington, Kentucky USA

LTravers wrote:
> devotion finesse wrote:
>> Lynn,
>> Perhaps if the hubs are Campy, it'd be worth pulling a locknut off
>> and checking for a date stamp? This might reveal that the wheelset
>> is later than 1972 and while NOS, perhaps not original to the bike?
>> Dunno...Just a thought.
>> Matthew Bowne
>> Brooklyn, New York
>>
>>
>
> Thanks....I should have included that tidbit of information. The hubs
> are indeed Campagnolo and the date is 1971.