Re: [CR]Raleigh 753? For Sale

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From: "Dr. Paul Williams" <>
To: "John Pergolizzi" <>
References: <00d601c7b296$05872550$4001a8c0@Perry>
Subject: Re: [CR]Raleigh 753? For Sale
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 18:49:34 -0400
cc: classic rendezvous <>

Hi John,

I sent a reply earlier to the list but it seems to have got lost.

Anyway, I was also going to add that it looks like a Raleigh - now confirmed seemingly by the serial number. The lug cutouts, length etc. are identical with my '81 Ilkeston built 531SL frameset. The fork crown is also identical. There are minor differences in the position of the braze-ons though. Could this be, like mine, a one-off special order which originally came unpainted and unbadged?

Pics of mine if you want - and if I can find them!?

Paul Williams,
Ottawa, ON, Canada

----- Original Message -----
From: John Pergolizzi
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 1:19 PM
Subject: [CR]Raleigh 753? For Sale

> 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
> included.
> Thanks youse one and all,


> John T.Pergolizzi


> La Jolla, Ca