Re: [CR]Ebay outing : Raleigh Team-Pro type handlebars ??

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From: "P.C. Kohler" <>
To: "Donald Gillies" <>, <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Ebay outing : Raleigh Team-Pro type handlebars ??
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 08:00:44 -0500

----- Original Message ----- From: "Donald Gillies" <> To: <> Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 3:20 AM Subject: [CR]Ebay outing : Raleigh Team-Pro type handlebars ??

> I'm not sure if these are the rare GB bars that go with a raleigh team
> pro, or whether the team pro had gold bars, but i remember a CR list
> member telling me their Team Pro needed weird GB "wreath" handlebars,
> which is what these appear to be. Can anyone confirm or deny this ??

These are indeed the GB "anodised" wreath handlebars that were introduced c. 1973. They came in gold (as this is) or silver. The 1973 Raleigh (North American) catalogue specs these bars, in silver, for the TI Raleigh Team Pro with a Record 3TTT stem, later a plainer alloy stem of unspecified make. I was able to get a pair of these bars from a CR member in the UK.

But.... Eric Elman, our resident Team Pro expert, tells me all of the Team Pros he's actually seen had 3TTT Superleggere bars with the 3TTT stem. So... as usual... we have specs vs. reality. But I have a lovely combination on my machine and yes I really like looking at the GB in the wreath when I am riding....

Peter Kohler
Washington DC USA