Re: [CR] Raleigh Pros, Raleigh Team on ebay #400032976224

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Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 12:23:19 +0000
From: "Hugh Thornton" <>
To: Dale Brown <>, Jon Spangler <>
In-Reply-To: <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Raleigh Pros, Raleigh Team on ebay #400032976224

  Don't worry about not getting this -- it isn't a real Team Pro.  The Reco rd in team colors is a nice frame, Worksop-built from the same 531 tubing a s the Team Pro but with lesser lugs and half-chrome front forks and no ch rome on the rear dropouts - not like some/all Worksop-built Team Pros which had front and rear dropout faces chromed.  The Team Record frames that I have seen have not been as well finished as the team replicas.

Hugh Thornton
Cheshire, England

--- On Sat, 28/2/09, Jon Spangler wrote:

From: Jon Spangler <> Subject: [CR] Raleigh Pros, Raleigh Team on ebay #400032976224 To: "Dale Brown" <> Date: Saturday, 28 February, 2009, 2:07 AM


I emailed larry Osborn to thank him for his "rant" about serial numbers at Raleigh, and made the mistake of telling him I no longer own eit her of my Raleigh Pro Mk IVs:

"Both my Raleigh Pros (MK IVs, 52 CM) are gone now: one was stolen in 1975, one was re-tubed after a crash (got hit by a car) and subsequently so ld. The one I sold had a G series serial #, but it has a redesigned front end ( not very successful, BTW) of Vitus 971 tubing so it's a Frankenbike anyway, wherever it is...."

Larry immediately suggested that I should buy another Raleigh. (That would cause extreme domestic financial and emotional discord right now, so is not an option. :-)

But guess what showed up on ebay in my size, just to tease me?

VINTAGE TEAM RALEIGH RECORD REYNOLDS 531 FRAME (In my size, no less: 50 CM seat c-c x 55 CM Top c-c)

Check out ebay #400032976224. It looks very nice, and would probably fit me and ride better than my two Mark IVs, but it's out of my reach until I'm working again...


Jon Spangler who may become a re-convert to Raleigh after some future economic stimulati
in Alameda, CA USA