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Old 11-01-10, 06:24 PM   #1
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Raleigh Team Professional SB8085 753R

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Please could someone shed a little light on this one for me. frame number is SB8085, not clear from pics or in person but a little pencil rubbing like we used to do over engravings as kids worked the trick in descerning it. I am more into vintage and actually came across this while chasing the owner's Golden Arrow, which is just out of my range. Anyway, I felt this was a good deal, knew a little (I mean only a little) about the SB prefix for the SBDU. Someone I know has been kind enough to help me identify what I have for the components but I am still missing the info on the frame. Also there is a tab/braze on hanging from the top tube, I think this has something to do with race specific cycles as opposed to custom collectors builds, is this right? Any ifo on this would be gratefully appreciated.



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Old 11-01-10, 06:51 PM   #2
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You got yourself a really nice Team Pro there. I am going to direct you to the TI Raleigh Team Pro Yahoo group. Lots of people there who know these better than I do.
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I am drooling and sloobering at the mouth over this...

And it is my size too...(
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I am drooling and sloobering at the mouth over this.
Then I'd hate to see what you'd do if you saw my '73 RRA.....
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^ Ooohhhh... let's see pics!

Nice Team BTW, but looks about an inch too big for me.
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Also there is a tab/braze on hanging from the top tube, I think this has something to do with race specific cycles as opposed to custom collectors builds, is this right? Any ifo on this would be gratefully appreciated.
Yup, that is a number hanger. I don't know if that would mean that the frame would have been a custom build or if the frame is a regular off the shelf frame with that one custom item, maybe someone else can shed some light on that?
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Then I'd hate to see what you'd do if you saw my '73 RRA.....
Show it!!

Show it!

I am already weak in the knees, can't get any worse!!
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That looks like a circa 1986 Levi's Raleigh team frame. I have a slightly earlier one that I believe was one of Connie Carpenter's team frames. Those were available to the public as custom framesets, but I think the number tab hanger increases the likelihood the frame was built for the Levi's Raleigh team.
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