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Old 09-21-08, 07:47 PM   #1
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1985 Raleigh Professional

A few random shots of this 61 cm Ilkeston frame w/ factory custom paint job, waiting in queue.

That's a lovely Topline crank hanging on it now. Those wheels are Normandy (red) Luxe Competition hubs /Mavic clinchers (gold diamond decal).

A Super Record BB/headset/shifters as it sets. All may change. I've accumulated a near mint full NR group in consideration for the build or, to be playful, a NOS 1st gen. Suntour Cyclone group.
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Old 09-21-08, 08:20 PM   #2
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I vote nuovo record, it's closer to period correct than a 1st gen cyclone. Very nice frame! Wish it were mine.
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Nuovo Record was pretty obsolete by 1984...
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Obsolete? :-0

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Obsolete? :-0
No longer being made.
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Old fashioned, in other words? ;-)

I'm just playing with you dbaki.

Actually, generally speaking, I don't get the big Campy love affair. Some pieces are really pretty, I must admit, and I began to accumulate NR for an older Paramount frame my son wanted. Meanwhile he's moved on and I'm now stuck with all this "obsolete" stuff.

If I'm building from scratch I like the idea of mixing components rather than feeling bound by the convention of full, matched, "correct" groups. The Raleigh may get such a treatment.



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I believe 1984 was the end of Nuovo Record.

I ordered my Cinelli in 1984 to be built with Nuovo Record, as the insurance company was replaing a bike that was stolen, and I didn't think it was fair to upgrade to Super Record. The big, pro bike shop really had a hard time finding Nuovo Record parts to build it with, I think some parts, like the crank had to be Super.

I've been riding NR since 71, it was what I always wanted and still the best for me.

Generally, if you're doing a restoration you try to outfit the bike with the parts it came with originall. Of course, people have always mixed and matched various pieces for individual taste, ultimate performance, light weight or budget constraits.
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[QUOTE=I'm now stuck with all this "obsolete" stuff.

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You could be stuck with a lot worse. A lot of people think the Cyclone shifts better. Pretty hard to make a bad choice between those two. By the way, that frame is hot stuff.
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There is a Yahoo group just for Ilkeston built Raleighs.
The database has over 100 listed. Lots of pictures there.
I have a 1978 753 in classic team colors.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TI_RALEIGH_TEAM_PROS/
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Obsolete just means something "better" has come along.
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Thanks, GMS.

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There is a Yahoo group just for Ilkeston built Raleighs.
The database has over 100 listed. Lots of pictures there.
I have a 1978 753 in classic team colors.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TI_RALEIGH_TEAM_PROS/
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