Re: [CR]Brooks Team Pro/Raleigh was Brooks Professional is GONE


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Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 07:16:33 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Brooks Team Pro/Raleigh was Brooks Professional is GONE
References: <200406120206.TAA26089@cascade.cs.ubc.ca> <002c01c45075$d0d0d840$764ee544@elman1>


Eric Elman wrote:
>
> Just a small point of clarification re. Jerry's note below. The Brooks Team
> Pro was indeed spec'd as standard on a Raleigh but it was on the Raleigh
> Team Pro that it came on starting in early 1974, not the Raleigh Pro. The
> Raleigh Pro was always spec'd (to the best of my knowledge and experience)
> with the regular, smaller rivet Brooks Pro. I have seen a few Raleigh Pro's
> over the years with a Team Pro saddle on them but believe it more likely
> then not that the saddle had either been changed at one point or Raleigh
> just substituted that saddle due to a shortage of supply on occasion.

I bought my Raleigh Pro Mark IV early in 1976 still in the box and it had a Brooks Team Pro saddle with the large rivets as shown in these catalogs. I believe my bike was made in 1974.

1974 Raleigh catalog showing Pro Mark IV: http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Raleigh74/03Pro.jpg Specs: http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Raleigh74/23TechSpecs.jpg

1976 Raleigh catalog showing Pro Mark IV: http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Raleigh76/Smaller/03_Professional.jpg Specs: http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Raleigh76/Smaller/22_specs.gif

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern Califoria

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