Re: [CR]Raleigh 555 SL tubing

(Example: Production Builders)

From: "Kenneth Stagg" <kstagg@harbornet.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 16:02:09 -0800
In-Reply-To: <000e01c189b1$f1ac4460$3aa056d1@Marta>
Subject: Re: [CR]Raleigh 555 SL tubing


12/20/01 3:56:21 PM, "garth libre" <rabbitman@mindspring.com> wrote:
>If the mystery Raleigh 555 SL tubing is really 555 Tange Prestige tubing just
>dressed up with a Reynolds-look-a-like tubing sticker, then I fail to see how
>this would be a money saving move. Wouldn't it be cheaper for Raleigh to use
>Reynolds 531 tubing, then to buy Tange tube sets from Japan? Even though
>Reynolds is a more expensive tube set, it must be cheaper to use your own
>then to buy from someone else.

Garth,

I thought that the bike in question was by Raliegh USA? If that's the case then they had no connection to Raleigh of England (except the name) or Reynolds so buying Tange would make sense. Dressing it up to mimick Reynolds' famous decal would also make some sense.

Ken Stagg
Tacoma, Washington