Re: [CR]FW: Team Raleigh


Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2007 17:51:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]FW: Team Raleigh
To: Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <200708050037.l750bXbG012359@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>


Just got my 1974 Competition Mk2 rebuilt. Sylvan pedals are definitely higher quality than the original Atom rattraps, but I doubt they are lighter. The Atoms were a bit crude, but they were quite light. I thought the all black was a bit much, so I went for white cable housings, white toestraps, white plastic bar tape and white Carlton hoods on the Weinmann levers for the rebuild.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca> wrote: I'd say that most people consider 1973-1976 to be the "golden era" for the Raleigh Competition model MK2 (which was made from the lightest french parts, to challenge the Professional model). Many junior racers raced on the Raleigh Competition and you can read stories and see pictures on the web about it. I personally think the black/black paint schema, offset by the black cranks, hoods, and derailleur highlights, is very cool.

One thing you might consider doing is lightening it up even more ( maybe a silver-black MKS Sylvan pedal set, and if your budget allows ,a Ti B-17 saddle, plus new tubulars, all period correct in appearance if not full details. )

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA