Re: [CR] Raleigh Pro ~ International

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From: "Diana Slyter" <gearheadgrrrl@unions-america.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2010 15:55:33 -0500
To: "Otis Greer" <ogreer@bellsouth.net>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Raleigh Pro ~ International


I bought my Pro back in the winter of 1973, at the time the International listed for around $375 and the Pro for $500. At that time the major component difference was the brakes, with the Pro getting Nuevo Record sidepulls and the International getting Weinman centerpulls, IIRC.

Diana

On Apr 18, 2010, at 3:08 PM, Otis Greer wrote:
> The Pro was a Critirum bike, with an 11" bottombracket, a very
> stout fork, and short stays. The International was an all day
> touring bike, lower, longer, and more limber, with a very nice
> ride. A lot of people in MS and LA bought the Inter. and raced it
> because they couldn't afford the $450 Pro. But people seemed to
> hold on to the Inter. lots longer. I bought my 2 yrs old Pro for
> $125 less the wheels. I think the Inter. was like $319-$359. When I
> bought my 1st Motobecane GR the Raleigh was sold.
>
> Dickey Greer
> West Monroe,LA USA