I think one obvious difference between the '70 and '71 is the half chrome rear stays on the later bike vs. the painted stays on the earlier one. The '70 was designated Mk II in the catalog and the '72 catalog calls the Pro a Mk IV. I have a '71 but have never seen a '71 catalog....I assume it was called the Mk III? Great bikes whatever you call them!
Paul Raley Sunny and 55 deg in Southern MD
On Sun, 9 Dec 2001 00:15:49 EST, DTSHIFTER@aol.com wrote:
> Evening Listers & Listerettes,
> 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.
> He's not sure if he's selling (and it's near enough to my size to make me
> want it!!!)!!!!!
> Chuck Brooks
> Malta (snowing like 'Catz & Dawgs') NY
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