Re: [CR]Raleigh Pro colors


From: "Eric Elman" <tr4play@home.com>
To: <RALEIGH531@aol.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <df.100ca284.27b1ec2a@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Raleigh Pro colors
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 19:43:30 -0600


Hello Pete,

I've owned both a 1974 Pro and a 1978 Pro, both at the same time (still have the '78) and although they are referred to as Blue Mink and Steel Blue, I can say that side by side the colors looked identical to me. Not sure why they changed the color name to steel blue - blue mink always sounded far more exotic and more desirable to me.

Eric Elman


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Subject: Re: [CR]Raleigh Pro colors



> I believe a couple days ago there was mention of Raleigh colors.
> I just recieved a 74 catalog today which contains a color chart.
> There was a Blue Mink and a Bronze Mink, which accounts for the confusion
> over what color minks are. : )
> The Blue Mink looks a lot like Steel Blue, but I don't have a bike in each to
> compare.
> Bronze Mink looks like a light metallic silver/bronze to me.
> The Bronze Mink was used on the Super Tourer.
> The Pro's were Blue Mink or Silver and black.
>
> Pete Geurds
> Douglassville, Pa