Nice, indeed. I'd think Raleigh would be proud to badge that as one of thei r own. Kurt Sperry Bellingham WA
On 9/1/05, Bingham, Wayne <WBINGHAM@imf.org> wrote:
> I have the Raleigh version, but have never heard of a Rampar version of
> the same bike. Maybe that was for a specific market. Sounds like the
> same bike though. Mine is pretty complete and original, save the
> cable/housing and bar tape. The complete Superbe group, including a
> stem and seat post, is really nice. It can be seen here:
> Wayne Bingham
> Lovettsville VA
> My 1980 Raleigh catalog lists a Raleigh Superbe with the same specs and
> components. Tange DB tubing and a full Superbe group.The finish is gold
> lacquer over chrome. I also remember the Rampar which was I believe was
> the same bike. As I remember it Rampar was the brand name Raleigh used
> for it's Japanese built bikes. When I first saw this bike I thought it
> was gorgeous and the Superbe components, at that time Campy clones, had
> a really nice finish.
> Maybe it doesn't have the panache of a Euro brand but it is still a nice
> Norm Lafleur
> > Howdy folks.
> > My riding buddy Phil Roberts was given an interesting bike. It is a
> > with the remains of a full Suntour Superbe group, even a stem. It is
> > Champion tubing (see below for more details). It has pretty nice
> > lugwork and a sloping internal type crown. I am not sure what the
> > is
> > ,
> > but it almost looks like it was copper or brass colored or perhaps
> > kin
> > d
> > of colored chrome. It has faded to a silvery color except where clamps
> > etc.
> > shaded the finish. Anybody know anything about this bike? Sheldon
> > isn't familiar with it... Thanks!
> > Doug Van Cleve
> > Chandler, AZ
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: Phil Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Date: Aug 31, 2005 4:05 PM
> > Subject: Re: Silk Hope
> > To: Doug Van Cleve email@example.com
> > Seat tube sticker sez "Rampar built for Raleigh".
> > Another sez something about Champion tubing. Another
> > sticker touts the Suntour Superbe components. Top
> > tube sticker sez "Superbe". Downtube sticker sez
> > "Rampar". I have no clue on the finish, since no one
> > seems to even know anything about the bike. I just
> > know that Rampar was mostly a cheezy bottom-feeder
> > line, and while the first ones came from Japan (where
> > mine evidentally originated) the latter ones, mostly
> > BMX and cheap low end, came from Taiwan.
> > Sheldon surmised:
> > "My guess is this is late '70s or early '80s, probably
> > toward the end
> > of the Rampar brand. I don't recall ever seeing this
> > model."
> > I know it's late 70's (pre-pro). And I would think it
> > was more toward the beginning of the Rampar brand.
> > Maybe a Raleigh dealer somewhere might remember. Oh
> > well, it doesn't make much diff to anyone but me.
> > ~Phil~