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:
1976 Raleigh catalog showing Pro Mark IV:
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern Califoria