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Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 15:44:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Patrick <patrick-ajdb@sbcglobal.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: [CR]More Raysport comments

I am one of the people who bought a second Raysport frame from Greg and I've very happy with these framesets. For what they are, which is a circa '75 NOS frameset made from 531, these are excellent. The paint & chrome is very good for this era and a lot better than was found on a lot of top-end Italian frames during this same time period (sorry, but a god-awful '76 Colnago is coming to mind at the moment). The ride of a Raysport is excellent, in my opinion, and I've taken one of mine out for two 45+ mile rides over the last couple of weeks.

Dave Patrick Chelsea, Michigan

gpvb1@comcast.net wrote: Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 11:03:14 -0700 (PDT) From: Kevin Kruger To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]RAYSPORT PHOTOS & COMMENTS

I too am the owner of a 58cm.Raysport frame (purchased on eBay), and would like to share photos to other interested owners. They may be viewed at the following address:


As you will note from the photos, I opted to build it with full Campy Nuovo Record components. Since the Winter photos, I have switched to long, or normal reach NR sidepulls, even thought the short reach with drop-bolts worked just fine. The gray Unicanitor saddle matches the paint color nicely! Managed to purchase two (2) actual Cinelli seat binder bolts off of an eBayer seller to fit the Cinelli-style seat lug.

Now for the ride..............it is a fairly harsh unforgiving ride in my opinion, and thus I generally limit the mileage to 30-40 miles. Attribute it to the very short wheelbase and fairly straight fork. There is a lot of front wheel overlap (i.e., the front wheel/tire will overlap the toe clips while turning), so other Raysport owner's should take note and not pedal through corners as you would on a "criterium" style designed frame.

All in all it's not a bad frame, especially when you consider the price. Paint and chrome is not the best, but neither was the finish on a lot of similar period Italian and other Continental frames.

Kevin Kruger - Grantville, PA Well, one man's ceiling is another man's floor, I guess. I am used to Columbus SP frames of similar geometry, like my 1977 Medici, or my 1973 Paramount P-13 with heavy-gauge 531 (you wanna talk about a harsh ride? Ouch!), and I find my Raysport to ride quite nicely on 50+ mile rides. Plush, even. The early, standard-gauge 531 is pretty stout stuff, while not being overly heavy or stiff, IMO. Mine has a Brooks Team Pro saddle, so that helps in the comfort dept. too, I suppose. Stable, but brisk handling, I would say. 74-degree HT angle, about 40 mm of rake. I now have about four customers that have purchased a second Raysport after receiving and setting up their first ones. Thanks guys! Greg "iROB" Parker Ann Arbor, Michigan