[CR]Raleigh Team Pro 753

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From: "Feeken, Dirk" <dirk.feeken@sap.com>
To: "'Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org'" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 09:50:33 +0100
Subject: [CR]Raleigh Team Pro 753

I couldn't resist and bought a Raleigh Team Pro yesterday on eBay, regardless of the bad picture and description. http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2761937088 In the meantime I got better pics, the bike looks like the 1976 Team Pro at the bulgier.net catalog pages but is made of 753 tubes instead of 531. It has pre 1979 NR components ("PATENT" chainrings, no lip front der, flat brake QR levers) and grey Mavic SSC rims. I've read somewhere (here?) that the Team Pros sold to the public were all made of 531 while the "real" bikes used by Raleigh teams were made of 753. Is this correct? But given the number of mails in the CR archive of Raleigh 753 owners that seems unlikely. Does anybody know why the Team Pros in the catalog are 531 while everybody else -including me now- has a 753?


Dirk Feeken