[CR]Raleigh Team USA and Floyd D. Thomas (David Allen)


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From: Mercurys43@aol.com
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 21:53:02 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Raleigh Team USA and Floyd D. Thomas (David Allen)

Listers and Listees.

Today I picked up a Raleigh Team USA complete bike for $15 and I'm thinking this just might be one of those Raleigh bikes that Huffy licensed in the early to mid 1980s. Looks like a replica version of the actual Raleigh Levis Team frame that Sheldon Brown has posted on Retro Raleighs. Bright red with navy blue fork blades, seat stays and chain stays with white stars. Are these Raleigh replicas of any value as I have not a clue since I have never seen one? Were they made in the US or subcontracted to Marinoni? I'm thinking of either donating it to the local Boy Scout Troop or throwing it to the masses on Ebay. Also, Floyd D. Thomas, former regional manager of ITT Kennedy Valve in Flower Mound, Texas, I have your Raleigh Team USA in my basement if you are interested. Thank you for engraving your name on the bottom of the down tube and leaving your business card in the old Cannondale saddle bag.

David Allen
Marietta, Georgia near the Big Chicken