Re: [CR] Reg Harris's Raleigh Track Bike


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From: "Bob Reid" <robertrreid@tiscali.co.uk>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Reg Harris's Raleigh Track Bike
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2004 23:46:26 +0100


Apparently Reg's track frames whilst built by Raleigh, held some hidden secrets (no, it wasn't a pouch of his favourite tobacco) in the form of additional liners added to the chainstays from the bracket shell, to stiffen the whole bottom end up - not surprising given Reg's legendary power.

Reg, inventor of the "Lullaby" technique....

Oh, and he rode a Lenton in his "road" training, or did someone mention that already ? :-)

Bob Reid
Stonehaven
Scotland


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mick Butler"
To:
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 11:23 PM
Subject: [CR] Reg Harris's Raleigh Track Bike



>
> Someone asked me ages ago about Reg Harris's Raleigh track bike. Finally
> found the book with its specification in. Thought it might be of interest to
> the list. Frame size 22". Top-tube length 22.5". Down-tube length from
> centre of bracket to centre of head tube 24.25". Seat-stay length 21".
> Chain-stay length 17". These are both measured to their point of
> intersection if projected. Length from bracket to front wheel centre 23.75".
> Fork rake 1.75". Wheel-base 40.25". Length of head tube from edge to edge
> 5". Bracket height 10 5/8".
> Angles 73 parallel.
> This is from a book called "Cycling Handbook" by A.L.Pullen. There is also a
> Frejus Super Corsa road frame spec as well.
> My Hethchins Superb track bike is virtually identical to this specification.
>
>
> Best wishes and be lucky. Michael Butler Huntingdon UK.