[CR] When did Raleigh International geometry change?

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Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 10:42:42 -0700
Subject: [CR] When did Raleigh International geometry change?
From: "Shannon Menkveld" <shannon.menkveld@cox.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

One of the bikes on my "will own" list is the International. I've got a thing for 1970's Raleighs, mostly due to my dad working in a Raleigh shop in San Francisco back then. He was a "Raleigh man" through and through. And the design of the International seems unique among production lightweights of that time, a more relaxed, all-rounder type frame with racing parts.

I have read, and the archives confirm, that the later internationals were steeper and shorter. When did this change take place? Or, if one were looking for a true, "long-n-low" International with chromed Nervex Pro lugs, what would be the last year that they were made that way?

Shannon Menkveld
San Diego, CA