[CR]Raleigh Pro MK III decals

Example: Framebuilders

From: "Stephen Barner" <steve@sburl.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 09:22:24 -0400
Subject: [CR]Raleigh Pro MK III decals

I just picked up what I believe is a Raleigh MK III Pro frameset. It is the brown-mink & silver version, but with chrome on the rear stays, as well as the fork. I believe the limited MK II version was similar, but lacked the chrome in the back and had a slighltly different geometry. The frame has 120 spacing for 5 spd.

The frame has good original paint, but is missing all the decals from the seat tube, except the Reynolds 531 decal. I'm wondering what decal would have been in the center silver panel. The frame retains the script DT and TT graphics (I think those were originally painted on and the decals were to be used as replacements), as well as the Campy oval above the shift levers. It also has the remnants of the belt buckle Carlton decals on the forks. If any one has one of these bikes and can describe or photograph any other decals that weould have been on the frame, I would appreciate it. I'm faintly recalling that the graphics of the MK IV Pro were a bit different. This one's going to be a rider, but I would still like it to look good. If you've got decals for sale, I'd like to hear from you as well!

Steve Barner, Bolton, Vermont