[CR]Re: 753 vs 531

(Example: Component Manufacturers)

Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2005 08:31:17 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Tom Dalton" <tom_s_dalton@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: 753 vs 531

Interesting indeed. MAY suggest early 753, but I have a friend who once owned a straight gauge 531 Raleigh that looked like a Team Pro (paint and decals) and it had a smaller than normal seat tube. Overall, the bike was obviuosly of lower quality than the 753 bikes of it's day, so absent the paint etc., it would be hard to mistake for a real Team Pro.

Tom Dalton Bethlehem, PA

Carb7008@cs.com wrote: Tom, since I started this thread I thought I would chime-in again remarking on comments on differences in OD between 753 and 531. To reiterate, I have a mystery Raleigh frame that I suspect (pray?) is 753 so I wanted clues that might tell.

I measured the OD of seat tubes of 10 or so different 531 american and english bikes from the 60's to 80's and found OD very nearly identical. For comparison, all my 531 french bikes were slightly smaller OD. Then I measured the mystery and found slightly smaller OD just like french. Interesting!

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