Re: was RE:[CR]Raleigh 753 now seat tube size question


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Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 15:52:03 -0400
From: George Allen <jgallen@lexairinc.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: was RE:[CR]Raleigh 753 now seat tube size question
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Marty,

I don't think Mike said it was 753 only that it was from Ilkeston. I'd say it's 531 all over. Ilkeston made Team bikes in both 753 and 531. Also, judging by the serial number it would be a very early 753 bike. Of course, with Raleigh anything would be possible.

George Allen Lexington, Ky USA

Marty Eison wrote:
> Since Mike Mullett positively Id'd John's bike as an Ilkeston 753 team
> pro I
> have a question. Assuming that the measurement of
> the seat tube is correct ( 27.2 vs the metric 27) one would say
> the seat tube is 531.
> Why would someone want a 753 bike with a 531 seat tube?
> strength for a heavier rider? gear masher/sprinter type?

>

> thanks

>

> Marty Eison

> Frisco Texas