[CR]Raleigh'o'philes: Super Course MK2 ??

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Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 10:31:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Raleigh'o'philes: Super Course MK2 ??

On ebay and craigslist I have been looking for a mid-70's Super Course MK2 in a prime size (23.5") for about two years. I'd estimate that only about 6-12 MK2's TOTAL have appeared in that size in that timeframe.

This is the red/white or green/white bike, 531 plain gauge, prugnat lugs, with a Nervar/Huret drivetrain and weinmann centerpulls.

Can somebody who worked at a Raleigh bikeshop back then tell me if perhaps the SuperCourse MK2 sold poorly? Or were customers counseled to buy the Grand Prix because the SuperCourse was hardly better? I think the paint on these is beautiful.

Whereas there are 5 raleigh grand prix's on Ebay at any given moment, and 3 Raleigh Super Course MK1's on ebay at any given moment, it seems that about one bike of this type (1974-1976) shows up once a month on ebay. (I know there are two right, its a SuperCourse MK2 storm so i finally got the nerve to ask this question ...)

Did customers dislike this bike for some reason??

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA, USA