Re: [CR] Raleigh Professional - some corrections


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Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 19:15:10 -0500
From: Harry Travis <travis.harry@gmail.com>
To: Hilary Stone <hilary.stone@blueyonder.co.uk>
Cc: jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net, Bob Freitas <freitas1@pacbell.net>, CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] Raleigh Professional - some corrections


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> Raleigh acquired Carlton precisely because they were determined to get
> some race and lightweight design expertise which they got by the bucketfull
> with Gerald O'Donovan who was part of the family that owned Carlton - he
> stayed on with Raleigh until the mid 1990s...

Hilary: Would you elaborate on the "design expertise...by the bucketful[l]"? I'm sure many experience framebuilders have the same, for individual but uneconomic fabrication, costs of which are absorbed or covered by customization, including paint. But, manufacturing, including small manufacturing expertise is surely some of what you have in mind. Can you tell us more about that technology transfer?

Harry Travis
Washington, DC
USA