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.
From: Jon Spangler <email@example.com> Subject: [CR] Raleigh Pros, Raleigh Team on ebay #400032976224 To: "Dale Brown" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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...
who may become a re-convert to Raleigh after some future economic stimulati
in Alameda, CA USA