> In all the years that I rode and raced in Brit land I can not
> remember ANY mate that owned a Raleigh, OF COURSE Reg Harris was well
> know for his Raleigh track irons.
When we speak of 'Raleighs' in the USA, we are actually talking about Carltons. After many false starts in marketing in the mid-1960's, Carlton eventually distributed their bikes in the USA under the nameplate 'Raleigh' with CARLTON logos on the seat tube.
Raleigh Competition = Carlton Competition Raleigh International = Carlton Franco Suisse Raleigh Professional = Carlton Giro D'Italia (until 1976)
Carltons won world championships in the 1950's, and 1970's at least. In the early 1970's, all the best Carlton riders were moved to the TI Raleigh cycling team, with more funding, and that team became a dominant team in the 1970's and early 1980's
- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA, USA