Re: [CR]Raleigh 753? For Sale

Example: Framebuilding:Tony Beek

Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 15:12:02 -0400
From: George Allen <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Raleigh 753? For Sale
References: <00d601c7b296$05872550$4001a8c0@Perry>
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I can't tell from the photos but are the seat stay caps oversized? If not, I would doubt it's a Raleigh as all the 753 Team Pros I've seen have the oversized seat stay caps. What's the seat tube diameter? If the frame's 753 I believe it should be 26.8 or possibly 27.0. Most importantly, what is the serial number stamped on the underside of the bottom bracket. All 753 Team Pro's should have a serial number beginning with SB. Having said all that, the lugs and bottom bracket look to be the same as my 1977/78 Team Pro.

George Allen Lexington, Ky USA

John Pergolizzi wrote:
>Hello group,
> O.K., so here's my quandary: I'm in the process of
>liquidating "Aladdin's Cave" as some of youse well know. This is a
>group of bikes which I purchased in an estate sale type situation.
>One of the bikes has got me puzzled a bit. At first I thought that she
>was a Motobecane 753 Team Champion. But she has British/ISO cups in the
>bottom bracket ( confirmed this on Sheldon Brown's website
>( So is she a
>Raleigh? Or another English builder perhaps? Who out there has a
>knowledgeable answer?
>All of the bikes in The Cave were English and from the same mid to late
>1970's time period. Whatever she is, she is a very nice 753 bike which
>I am selling. Take a look at the photos I've posted on wooljersey:
> I'm looking for $995.00 plus actual shipping via UPS Ground; packing is
> Thanks youse one and all,


>John T.Pergolizzi


>La Jolla, Ca