Re: [Classicrendezvous] Raleigh quality and the Tek 520

Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 17:31:46 EST
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Raleigh quality and the Tek 520

In a message dated 11/10/00 4:45:27 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:
> I also have personal experence with early 70's Raleigh quality. My 1972
> Supercourse which I bought March 1973 new, lost the left (front) deraileur
> guide after 2 days of ownership. The brazed-on guide just popped off when I
> pulled the shift lever back.. Later the right seat stay cracked through the
> brazing breather hole and is hugh almost through the whole stay at the
> joint. The stay caps are peeling off and while doing my winter overhaul in
> Dec 1973 I found I could pull the right rear chain stay out of the dropout,
> it was held in by the chrome. The appeal of these bikes is the beautiful
> paint and chrome not the great workmanship. They must have spent a lot just
> on the paint and chrome..

You guys are scaring me.......stop it! ; ) I have four Raleighs and so far no problems. Have to check them all again this winter. I guess we should all be checking our bike 's frames for cracks, failing joints etc; regardless of brand.

Pete Geurds "Wondering about the proper distribution of brass in my little
Douglassville, Pa