Re: [CR]Raleigh Pro Dating..................

(Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer)

From: <RaleighPro531@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 04:43:57 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Raleigh Pro Dating..................
To: DTSHIFTER@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 12/9/2001 12:19:40 AM Eastern Standard Time, DTSHIFTER@aol.com writes:


> I looked at a Raleigh Pro today, shown by the original owner. He is a 75
> year old gentleman who suffered a stroke in 1990 and has not ridden the
> bike
> since before that date. He doesn't remember if he bought the bike in 1970
> or
> 1971! How can I tell the two years apart? The NR rear derailleur has
> 'patent-70' and the bike has Brooks toe clips.
>
> Any assistance in dating???? I didn't go looking for the serial number,
> but
> I'm sure he would allow me to come back for another inspection.
>

The Retro Raleigh site has this page for determining the year of manufacture. http://www.speakeasy.org/~tabula/raleigh/raleigh-age.html Of course the derailleur is a clue but I'd check the serial number if you want to be sure. Good luck.

Pete Geurds
Douglassville, PA