Hi Peter and all, What a nice machine you have there. For comparison you can chek out my 1980 (or probably 81) Team Pro also posted on my wooljersey album Here http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Drexl/Raleigh+Pro+Team/ I got this bike for almost no money on one of my trips visiting bikeshops along th road searching for old parts. I absolutely agree with your description of it's ride characteristics. I have an original german Raleigh catalogue featuring the 80 Team pro. I will put up some scans hopefully soon. It states that the bike originally was sold with an Isca Selle Tornado saddle. I got one for mine but still hesitate to change the Brooks since it is the most comfortable saddle I ever have ridden. I might put it on for a picture session. List member Freek Faro noted that those frames propably were build by Raleighs framebuilder and teammechanic Jan Legrand and he was the one who invented the "overlapping seatstay caps", a distinctive feature of those frames. I must admit although I never was attracted by those machines before I got one, ever since I have it it became one of my favorite rides, the bike i ride the most.
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-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] Im Auftrag von P.C. Kohler Gesendet: Samstag, 9. Juni 2007 16:01 An: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Betreff: [CR]Raleigh Team Pro Pix Posted
Now that all the adults are away at the Cirque, I always feel like we kids left behind should have a keg party and trash the house whilst they
More constructively, I have posted a new set of photos (mainly to show off the Mavic SSC blue rims I finally for this bike!) of my 1980 Raleigh
Team Pro (753) in my Wool Jersey together with a new write-up of this machine:
And now I am going to get out and ride the **** out of her...
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