Re: [CR] Raleigh Carltons (weights)


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From: "Cheung, Doland" <CheungD@bv.com>
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Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 12:22:59 -0600
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Subject: Re: [CR] Raleigh Carltons (weights)


FWIW, a fishscale weighing of my ~20.5" Mk V fixed gear comes to roughly 18 lbs. Not bad, IMHO.

The build is with MA40 clinchers, NR seatpost, NR cranks, NR front long rea ch brake, Berthet pedals, GB toe clips sans straps, Brooks Swift Ti saddle, Rivendell lugged stem, Cinelli Top40 bars and Shimano aero brakes levers.

Doland Cheung LA, CA

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-boun ces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of Carb7008@cs.com Subject: [CR] Raleigh Carltons (weights)

Garth,

Your interesting observation of Raleigh's adv weights compelled me to take

the following fish-scale measurements of framesets (w/HS, w/o BB):

23.5" japRal Superbe 531SL....5.25 lbs 24.5" RalPro Mk V..................5.50 24.5" Stella (Columbus)...........6.50 62 cm Trek 760 (full 531)..........6.50 23.5" '71 Ral Int'l......................7.00 61cm '74 Schwinn P13.............7.50

These measurements indicate that the Mk V is relatively light and that Raleigh's adv claims are plausible.

Jack Romans
Sacramento, CA