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    Beautiful Raleigh - Captivating Description


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    Beware. The fork is not the style I would expect to see on this bike. It also looks like there may be a paint drip on the top of the Reynolds sticker. It's possible that this is truly what it's represented to be (there's no doubt in my mind that it is a '78 Raleigh frame built in Worksop, and that from the style it looks like it could be a Professional model frame), but I'd be reluctant to lay out $600+ until the questions were satisfactorily resolved.
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    Fork is correct, and so are the cutout lugs for this year Professional. See the attached 1980's Raleigh Pro frameset photo (from Bulger.net).

    As for the price - forget it. You fellows missed out on a real bargain for a Raleigh Team Pro on eBay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Team-Raleigh-Not...QQcmdZViewItem

    Not mint, but you could easily restore and professionally repaint it for less then the cost of this Team Pro in Germany.

    P.S.: Don't you think Raleigh was rather cheap in leaving the dropout slots unchromed on the Pro?

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    Yeah, chrome rear drops are where it's at!

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    The real prize is the Team in 753 not 531.
    I see these 531 tubed frames on
    a dutch auction site quite often. Some of them are Joop Zoetemelk
    models, some Hennie Kuiper all 531.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RK1963
    Yeah, chrome rear drops are where it's at!
    Agreed. Heck, by '77, the lower-end Super Course had chromed dropouts - you would think that it wouldn't be too hard for them to adapt such chromework to the Pro, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888
    Fork is correct, and so are the cutout lugs for this year Professional. See the attached 1980's Raleigh Pro frameset photo (from Bulger.net).

    As for the price - forget it. You fellows missed out on a real bargain for a Raleigh Team Pro on eBay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Team-Raleigh-Not...QQcmdZViewItem

    Not mint, but you could easily restore and professionally repaint it for less then the cost of this Team Pro in Germany.

    P.S.: Don't you think Raleigh was rather cheap in leaving the dropout slots unchromed on the Pro?

    -Kurt
    Kurt,

    As the serial number indicates a 1978 frame, I referenced the 1978 catalog. The picture isn't especially clear, but it looked to me like the fork was still the Cinelli style one. Of course, this being Raleigh... But anyways, I still think I see some paint on the 531 sticker. Not trying to trash a guy's auction, but when you're talking about a model like this that has so many variations and near look-alikes, it pays to be a bit cautious.
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    I don't think that is paint on the sticker. Rather, I think the sticker scraped away a little, and what you are seeing is the red paint that would usually be under the sticker.

    Nice looking bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinsubaru
    I don't think that is paint on the sticker. Rather, I think the sticker scraped away a little, and what you are seeing is the red paint that would usually be under the sticker.

    Nice looking bike

    I think you might be right about the sticker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lotek
    The real prize is the Team in 753 not 531.
    I see these 531 tubed frames on
    a dutch auction site quite often. Some of them are Joop Zoetemelk
    models, some Hennie Kuiper all 531.

    marty
    All else being equal, how much lighter would the 753 frame be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RK1963
    All else being equal, how much lighter would the 753 frame be?
    Depends on the size of the frame. About 6-8 oz difference.
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    The fork is authentic to that model/year, I have the same frame.
    Essentially it was a Pro, painted in TEAM colors.
    The reason that chrome isn't on Genuine 753 frames is because Reynolds discouraged chroming, it causes rust & eventual fatigue.
    NOTE: Genuine team frames generally were made in Ilkeston, not Nottingham or Worksop.
    I still long for one of the Genuine (made by the late Gerald O'Donovan, master builder - TI Raleigh) frames.

    Might get lucky and find a used one someday.
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