Re: [CR]FW: Team Raleigh

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Date: Sat, 04 Aug 2007 20:29:23 +0100
From: "Hilary Stone" <>
To: David Boston <>
Subject: Re: [CR]FW: Team Raleigh
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Yes all Raleigh/Carltons with W series numbers are Worksop built but do not forget that from 1974 to 1987 there was the SBDU at Ilkeston building the very high end frames mostly from 753...

Hilary Stone, Bristol, England

David Boston wrote:
> Is the mid-to -late 70's Raleigh Competition high-end enough to be considered
> a Carlton shop model? Bought one in 1980 that had been sitting in the shop for
> several years. It had the Carlton seat tube banner....Serial no. WB5-05755.
> Dave Boston
> Tucson AZ 85705
> Jerry Crouch
> Lexington, Kentucky 40502
> 859-266-6419
>> [Original Message]
>> From: William Crouch
>> To: Classicrendezvous
>> Date: 8/4/2007 2:18:31 PM
>> Subject: Team Raleigh
>> I have read the thread on this subject with interest; however, the
> markings on my Raleigh do not fit the pattern described in the Raleigh memo
> on Steve Birmingham's message of 8/3/07.
>> I am the original owner of a Raleigh International that I ordered from a
> shop in Minneapolis in 1973. I have the 1973 Raleigh catalog, together
> with a separate price list, printed on a card and dated April 26, 1973.
> In the catalog the International is described as being built in the Carlton
> works, and I am certain that my bicycle originally had a small decal near
> the bottom of the seatpost indicating it was built in Carlton.
>> My International has the serial number G4380 stamped on the bottom
> bracket shell running parallel to the plane of the chain rings near the
> fixed cup. Also stamped in the center of the shell are what appear to
> be two T's with the stems likewise parallel to the plane of the chair rings.
>> I don't know whether all this information is significant, but thought it
> might be of some interest to those interested in Raleighs.
>> Jerry Crouch
>> Lexington, Kentucky 40502
>> 859-266-6419
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