[CR]Raleigh 555 SL tubing

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From: "garth libre" <rabbitman@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 20:07:33 -0500
Subject: [CR]Raleigh 555 SL tubing

Actually the Raleigh I have is 531-C with Suntour Superbe Pro, Cinelli, and Campy, with a little high end Dia Compe thrown in for good measure. The bike I spotted, chained to a fence is Raleigh 555 SL with Ofomega, Dia Compe and Suntour Superbe Pro. I consider the Japanese version to contain equipment of just one half step lower than my 531-C version. By no means is this Japanese version a cheap low end rip off. That is just the point; If the price point is going to be high end anyway, why use Tange tubing made to look like Reynolds? Tange is respectable in it's own right when its double butted and not cheap either. Why would Raleigh have bothered to dress up Tange to look like Reynolds when Reynolds was just as available and probably very little cheaper? Garth Libre in Surfside Fl.