[CR]1983 Raleigh Prestige

(Example: Framebuilders:Tony Beek)

Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 18:56:09 -0800 (PST)
From: "Rick bernardi" <rixtir@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]1983 Raleigh Prestige

I have an opportunity to buy a 1983 Raleigh Prestige in near-mint condition. If I buy this bike, it will give me something to ride while I rebuild my other bikes, but afterwards, it might be a bit redundant, unless I collect it for its own sake (it's a beautiful bike).

I'm curious about it-- can anybody tell me about this bike? I already know that it's 531 butted tubing throughout, and that it was sold as a frameset only. What else should I know about this bike? What was it's purpose in the Raleigh lineup (i.e., was it a racing frame, sport touring frame, etc.)? The fact that it's butted rather than double or quad butted tells me it's probably a little more heavy-duty than other road bikes, which may lend some insight as to its purpose. Comments?



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