Re: [CR]Raleigh Pro Questions

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From: "P.C. Kohler" <kohl57@starpower.net>
To: <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <200503160254.SAA09145@cascade.cs.ubc.ca> <4237A968.8715B300@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Raleigh Pro Questions
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 22:53:51 -0500


Gosh, I thought everyone on the CR List (well at least those of you who don't gag at the thought of riding a mere Raleigh) loved the Pro, talk about an icon of the '70s bike boom! I couldn't even imagine spending $500 on a bike back then and these were the bikes usually hung on the wall so the riff-raff wouldn't smudge the paint.

I wish I had Chuck's measuring knack and methods and measure my '75 TI Raleigh Team Pro which is rather different from a Pro. Well, it better have been, costing $400 more back then! Fork rake is something I find hard to get my head around, but this machine handles like a dream and is a pocket rocket of a bike. The kind of bike one feels like smoking a cigarette after riding.

Anyway, Ken might be happier with an International... my Team Pro is the kind of girl I wouldn't bring home to meet the folks quite yet...

Peter Kohler
Washington DC USA
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TI_RALEIGH_TEAM_PROS/