[CR]Raleigh Competition Fork?


Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2006 06:58:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: LouDeeter@aol.com, tr4play@cox.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, smwillis@verizon.net
In-Reply-To: <cab.ffa56.3257b47d@aol.com>
Subject: [CR]Raleigh Competition Fork?

I had thought that the early 70's black Jubilee-equipped Raleigh Competition, which I think was the Competition MkII, had a Cinelli-type full sloping fork crown, whereas the Competition GS in the mid 70's switched to a flatter more conventional lugged crown. Yet recently I've seen a couple of frames marked Competition, not GS, with the flatter crown. One of them has the Ti Reynolds frame decal suggesting the late 70's. I had thought the Competition MkII was discontinued in the mid 70's when it was replaced by the Competition GS. Am I wrong? Were the MkII and GS produced simulatneously in the mid/late 70's? If not, what is the story behind black Competitions with a flatter fork crown and Ti Reynolds decal?

Regards,

Jerry Moos
Big Spring, Republic of Texas