[CR]Re: [CR Are only Ilkeston Team Bikes marked SB?

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From: hersefan@comcast.net
To: "Mike Mullett" <mike@mullett.freeserve.co.uk>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 20:16:06 +0000
Subject: [CR]Re: [CR Are only Ilkeston Team Bikes marked SB?


I have in front of me a very early team Raleigh - SB9.

This one has a yellow headtube. Am I correct in understanding that it would therefore not be an Ilkeston bike? Kinda curious.

Mike Kone in Boulder CO

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> Hi all

\r?\n> This information may be a bit basic, but with all the posts re genuine

\r?\n> Team bikes from Ilkeston, whether 531 or 753, one fact may have been

\r?\n> overlooked. A genuine Ilkeston frameset has a black head tube whilst all

\r?\n> the other non Ilkeston frames had a yellow head tube. Unless they have

\r?\n> been refinished of course.

\r?\n> Mike (with a black head tube bike)Mullett

\r?\n> Reading UK