[CR]Re: Capella lugs on Raleighs

Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor

From: EdVintage63@aol.com
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2005 08:05:59 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Capella lugs on Raleighs

> I saw a '72 Competition with Capella lugs. So far I've only seen this Comp
> and one Ral Int'l with Capella rather than Nervex which leads me to believe
> they were not common during the early-70's. Anyone know if Capella was an
> option
> or primarily home market perhaps?
> Jack Romans
> Sacramento, CA
> Someone else may be able to nail this down better, but there seems to be an explosion of Capella lug use at Worksop around 1973. Raleigh inherited the Capellas when they acquired Carlton, whose creation they were. My brother and I both recently sold Super Courses with Capellas, both from 1973. It's not surprising they would have appeared on bikes from '72 through '74 or so. My guess is that Raleigh was meeting bike boom demand by using whatever materials they had available, including the Carlton leftovers. I think I've even seen them on one red and black Team Pro that may have been built at Ilkeston rather than Worksop.

Ed Granger
Lancaster, PA, USA
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