Re: [Classicrendezvous] Raleigh Professional?


Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2000 10:27:06 -0500
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Larry Osborn <losborn2@wvu.edu>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Raleigh Professional?
In-Reply-To: <c1.8851c9c.273b2ffc@aol.com>


At 05:38 PM 11/8/00 EST, you wrote:
>I have what appears to be a Raleigh Professional frame (with non-original
>finish) that came with a few Nuovo Record parts that may not be original (the
>rear derailleur is PAT 84, so probably not ). It has cutouts in the lugs and
>three slots in the bottom bracket shell, Campagnolo ends and braze-ons for
>bottles and gear cables.
>
>The frame number is WK0002735.

Hugh: Serial suggests a 1980. There is a partial 1978 catalog on Retro-Raleighs and I have a 1981 catalog from which I could copy the Pro page for you if you would like. (Sorry, I was not silly enough to spend $43 on the last 1980 that showed up on ebay). I'm not familiar with minute details such as braze-ons, bb cutouts and lug cutouts on the late 70s/early 80s models. I seem to remember NR components on the standard Pro, with SR components on the Team Pros, but my memory is not to be trusted. However, I'm sure you will run right out and try to find a Campy crankset with the extra pants protector ring. Did they really sell them with those things on them?

Larry "Retro Raleighs Anonymous" Osborn