[CR]For Sale: Raleigh Pro frame/fork/headset/bb


Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 15:53:27 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
From: chasds@mindspring.com
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]For Sale: Raleigh Pro frame/fork/headset/bb

I have a nice late-70s, early-80s Raleigh Pro frame and fork here, wrap-around stays, not the fastback. Paint is mink (that is, light-metallic-blue) and silver, with silver bands on the seat-tube, as original. Paint is in near-mint condition throughout, except for one caveat noted below.

64cm c-t...it's a big one!

I thought this was original paint until I had occasion to look more closely and I realized that it's a Joe Bell repaint. It's a beautiful paint-job, no two ways about it. It looks original, and, at the same time, better than original, but in all the right ways, if that makes any sense. And I'm very picky..<g>

The only fly in the ointment is that there are a couple of veins of rust on the top-tube, under the paint, running from the cable-guide braze-ons. From 5 feet away, you can't even see it. It's all surface rust, and, if you buy it, I'm willing to take it down to Joe Bell to have the top-tube repainted. You would pay for that, and make any other arrangements with Joe. I'd be transportation. Assuming Joe wants to do it. That's a touch-up he might do, although he's very down on touch-ups these days.

CyclArt would likely do it more readily, and they do excellent touch-up work. Top-tubes being easier than other, more complicated touch-ups. You would have to make arrangements with Susan but I will take the frame down there if you make the arrangements.

Or, I can ship it to you and you can ride it as is...it's not rust that will affect the frame in any meaningful way, other than cosmetically, far as I can tell.

No down-tube graphic. But the seat-stay graphics are there. Gold lug-lining, very neatly done.

No pics, unless you desperately need some. First-come, first-served, at $250 shipped, or transported to a painter locally (takes me half-a-day to do that..I'd just as soon ship it, but I thought I'd offer this option).

The headset and bb alone are worth nearly 100 bucks, or more, on ebay, so you get the frame for a song...

E-mail me to purchase. PayPal preferred.

Charles Andrews
Los Angeles