Re: [CR]1973 Raleigh International (About AVA rims)


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Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2006 16:37:32 -0500
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: James G Allen <jgallen@lexairinc.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]1973 Raleigh International (About AVA rims)
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I have an all original 1974 International with the non-eyelet AVA rims with the blue around red decal. I also have a wheelset that was advertised as coming off a Raleigh Pro with the identical rims. The "Pro" hubs are locknut dated 1974 and are spaced 126mm with a 6-speed freewheel that look original. AFAIK, the International never came with 6-speed freewheel while all the Pros did. Another example of Raleigh using what they had?

George Allen Lexington, KY

At 03:45 PM 1/8/2006, hersefan@comcast.net wrote:
>Ken Toda is quite correct. Two grades of AVA rims. Now if my memory is
>correct, the lower grade AVA was found on the Internationals, while the
>blue labeled AVA with eyelets was found on the Pro's of the period.
>
>Mike Kone in Boulder CO
>
>-------------- Original message --------------
>From: Huemax@aol.com
>
>In a message dated 1/7/06 1:45:04 AM, hersefan@comcast.net writes:
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>For the typical mid-70's International, the rim was an AVA tubular 36 hole.
>
>Mike Kone in Boulder CO
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>Hi Mike,
>
>There were two grades of AVA rims, if I remeber correct. The BLUE only
>trim diamond
>and RED-BLUE on the other. One had no eyelets (rivett holed), the other
>was plain holes.
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>Like Campy "Record" vs. "Gransport". Or I am dreaming sometning?
>
>Thanks for digging out my memory.
>
>KEN TODA, High Poing NC