Re: [CR]Raleigh Super Course MkII Seat Post = 27.0 ?


To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Neal Lerner <nlerner@MIT.EDU>
Subject: Re: [CR]Raleigh Super Course MkII Seat Post = 27.0 ?
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 21:09:38 -0400


> Is 27.0 the Raleigh O.E.M. spec for 1974 Super Course Mk.II ? > O.E.M spec' tubing = Reynolds 531 main tubes (no mention of double- butted). > > Thank you. > > Richard Cielec > Chicago, Illinois; U.S.A.

Richard, the '74 Super Course tubing would be straight gauge 531, and as far as seatpost, I'd guess 26.4mm. However, I've found a fair amount of variation in Raleigh models, even those produced the same year. Awhile back I had four 1971 Super Course framesets, and they covered three different seat post sizes: 26.0, 26.2, 26.4. Time for calipers!

Neal Lerner
Brookline, MA