Re: [CR]Raleigh Competition, and Specialites T.A. info request


Example: Framebuilding:Tony Beek

From: Wdgadd@aol.com
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 20:15:32 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Raleigh Competition, and Specialites T.A. info request
To: mark@bulgier.net, losborn2@wvu.edu, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


As I remember, the 3 pin T.A. crank was called the Professional 3 pin. The 5 pin variety, similarly, was called the Professional 5 pin. When equipped with the Cyclotourist ring set, it is often referred to as the Cyclotouriste set. While I don't remember the blue and white with Zeus crank variety of Raleigh Comp, I do remember the lilac variety with Nervar Star, Simplex, etc. As far as I recall, most tubular equipped early 70's Raleighs had AVA non-ferruled rims. The rear changer on the blue/white Gran Sports in the mid 70's was a weird plastic Prestige based Simplex, with the parallelogram almost horizontal (to ape SunTour/Shimano practice) and a longer cage.

Best Regards,
Wes Gadd