Re: [CR] Raleigh Carltons (weights)


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From: "kohl57@starpower.net" <kohl57@starpower.net>
To: <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 11:10:51 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR] Raleigh Carltons (weights)


Original Message: ----------------- From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 07:06:24 -0800 To: biankita@comcast.net, Carb7008@cs.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist. org Subject: Re: [CR] Raleigh Carltons (weights)

"BTW, how does one tell the difference between an Mk IV and and Mk V? O r an Mk III and an Mk IV for that matter? "

The Mark V (1977-81ish) was completely redesigned from the Mark IV with a conventional seat stay (none fastback), shorter wheelbase, Vagner fork crown (instead of the Cinelli sloping one) and designed, it was said, alon g the general geometry of the Ilkeston-built Ti Raleigh Team bikes. Depend ing on one's preferences, this was probably the best riding and handling of al l the Marks. The Competition GS, with similar angles, introduced the same year was also a superb riding and handling machine.

Here is the catalogue ("1978") showing the Mark V:

http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Retro-Raleighs/78-Catalog.pdf

Peter Kohler Washington DC USA

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