On 9/4/07, John Pergolizzi <email@example.com> wrote:
> Dear List,
> Here, for your buying pleasure , is a vintage late 1970's Raleigh
> 753 Team Pro Bicycle.
> The frame measures 54.5cm (21 ½ in.) seat tube ctr. to ctr.
> a 55.5 (21 ¾ in.) top tube ctr. to ctr.
> This is a very beautiful one owner bicycle that has next to no
> miles as is evidenced by her condition. She was stored for many, many
> years and has only just recently been removed from "Aladdin's
> Cave" here
> in Southern California. Every thing is original as when the first owner
> had her when he owned her. I believe he had her repainted in the UK when
> he was stationed therewhile serving the U.S. Army.
> Raleigh bicycles have a particular place in the hearts of
> vintage cycling buffs, especially those of us who were first introduced
> to lightweights in the 1970s. I fit into that category. A Raleigh Pro
> was my first good bicycle.
> The Raleigh Team Pro 753 was the top of the line model in the late
> 1970's; pure race geometry and refined workmanship were her
> She was the no holds barred handcrafted racing model which appeared to
> be made by different "hands"; those of the absolute master craftsman!
> fact, she is an "Ilkeston" built frame!
> Please take a look at:
Very cool bike. How many cogs are usable in the big ring with that triple?