> the original sr group came with black rings and
> a black headset, iirc. they made it to the trade
> shows like that (74-ish...) but may not have gone
> past the samples stage.
The Team Pro pictured in the '74 Raleigh catalog had the black 'rings. I can remember being vaguely disappointed when the first SR groups arrived with prosaic silver 'rings. That was before I realized that black ano 'rings are a bad idea from an aesthetic viewpoint. IIRC Mark Bulgier's site (bulgier.net) has a scan of that catalog...