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Old 07-28-10, 09:19 PM   #1
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Couldn't wait, I finally got a Competition!

And it's a nice older one. Pics tomorrow if all goes well, and I can't pick it up until mid August. At least I have something to look forward to until then. I saw it on CL late last night around 9 pm, and figured it had to be gone already. I just had that feeling, yah know? I talked my buddy into calling about it, and he was the first to show up out of about 10-12 calls. He took one look and dropped the cash. I don't know the year model, but it has Jubilee derailleurs, Weinmann centerpulls, slope crown 531 frame/fork, pinstriped Nervex lugs, TA cranks, Carlton decal and the whole shebang. My buddy claims it will clean up nice. I don't know whether to jump up and down, laugh, or cry. I've been looking for one since about 2003-4. I would see them at the LBS from time to time when someone found them, and of course never for sale.,,,,BD
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CONGRATULATIONS BD ! Well deserved ! And it's about time !

Can't wait to see the pix !
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Thanks. Who says $125 can't buy you a nice bike anymore?. Some of the other prospective buyers had the gall to try and talk him down sight unseen.,,,,BD
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Jubilee + Carlton ~ 1974?

I bet it's black in color.
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Jubilee + Carlton ~ 1974?

I bet it's black in color.
Black and Gold, just like the JPS Lotus Formula 1 cars from the 70's. Styling.
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Black stays = pre-'74. Chromed stays = '75-on.

Got to get you a bit excited here:




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Sweet score, can't wait to see the pictures!
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Black stays = pre-'74. Chromed stays = '75-on.

Got to get you a bit excited here:




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Kurt, amazing as always. Bikedued, may you be totally stoked on this bike forever.
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Yeah, I do believe it has chrome forks, and black rear stays. I will check the ad and see if it is still up. I should have grabbed the pic, but it was a single 2 inch wide CL upload. Oh I am stoked. Fine old Raleighs seemed to have been avoiding me, ever since I got into road bikes. Super Courses were as high as I could ever find. Nothing wrong with my copper 80 SC, but this is an entirely different animal.

My buddy was trying to convince me the wheels were original, Shimano hubs and Araya clinchers? I was like nuh uh, lol. These had tubulars, correct? What hubs and rims did they have. Butted or straight spokes? 27" or 700?,,,,BD

The big rivet Pro came off of the 510 last night in anticipation. This would probably would have had small rivets, am I right? I don't think anyone will jump on me too badly though? The ad was already gone and I don't blame him. I bet people were calling him day and night

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Congratulations BD!

My '73 is one of my most elegant bicycles:

Bicycle Fashion: A 1973 Raleigh "Competition". An otherwise conservative British gentleman dressed in Italian finery by the Armani of bicycle style, Tullio Campagnolo. A whimsical hint of color in the red bar wrap. Saddle bag and saddle by Brooks of London.



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Power wrap? Hehehe Thanks for the pics, can't wait to get pics of the one I am actually getting. Oh forgot my friend saying it has Huret drops. Does that narrow it down a little more?,,,,BD
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Oh, don't I know that feeling of anticipation! Getting any sleep?
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I slept about 6.5 hours last night. <--My average over the last few years. On rare occasions I will sleep 9 hours.

btw: I have my own version of that piece in your avatar. A dried beyond repair small rivet Pro, with randonneur bars.,,,,BD
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Black stays = pre-'74. Chromed stays = '75-on.


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1974?
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1974?
1973:


1974 (apparently the same image; for the record, my '74 already adopted the Pro's sloping crown used on the '75s):


1975:


1976 (ditto to 1975):


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Kurt, amazing as always. Bikedued, may you be totally stoked on this bike forever.
Two more to get his heart rate up:





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Couldn't wait? You've been waiting since 2003 and now you have to wait until mid-August! Not that it won't be worth it.
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Well, I meant for the proof pics, hehe. Thanks for the pics! So, I don't see any nervex lugs? Is this one a fluke, like my Prugnat lugged SC? My buddy said the lugs are "Like my Paramount". Speaking of the chrome P15 I sold him a year or so ago. Could he be mistaken, and actually seeing the ones on the 73 ad?,,,,BD
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1974 (apparently the same image; for the record, my '74 already adopted the Pro's sloping crown used on the '75s):




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All '74s had Capella lugs and only 1974? Mine is identical to yours, including the sloping crown fork. For some reason, I thought it was a '73.
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I slept about 6.5 hours last night. <--My average over the last few years. On rare occasions I will sleep 9 hours.
That's more than I was able to sleep last night. I am finally picking up a '74 International tonight. I sure hope the bike is living up to the anticipation.

I would love to see pictures. I will post some of mine over the weekend as well.
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All '74s had Capella lugs and only 1974? Mine is identical to yours, including the sloping crown fork. For some reason, I thought it was a '73.
I wouldn't trust Raleigh on anything they show in the catalogs, with exception to paint scheme. '73s show Capellas, for the same photo was used. There's no way to be absolutely sure about it, really.

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Kurt, how much do those bikes weigh?
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Kurt, how much do those bikes weigh?
Haven't weighed mine, but I'd guess the 22-23 pound range.

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