[Classicrendezvous] Raleigh Pro & International quality lapses...


From: OROBOYZ@aol.com
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 19:33:24 EST
To: losborn2@wvu.edu
CC: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Raleigh Pro & International quality lapses...

In a message dated 11/9/2000 11:39:32 AM Eastern Standard Time, moos@penn.com writes:

<< If the latter, are they usually free of the indifferent quality sometimes observed in other Raleigh models? >>

I think they were all made at Carlton works, which particular facility, I couldn't say though.

There certainly have been some rough Pros and Internationals.

We refinished a Pro once that, upon removing the original factory paint, we found there had been a relatively large dent in the down tube that had been filled with brass and painted over! Internationals occasionally have the problem of yukky copper tacking (shared with GranSports, Competitions, and Super Courses) at the seat stay /seat lug "conjunction." These big blobby super heated copper deposits often lead to cracks and fissures in the seat stay caps and tubes...

Dale Brown