That one is a re-list as the previous auction didn't make reserve with a $999 opening bid. Minty and ambitious!
Cripes. I wish you hadn't shown me that.
(what's with those butt-ugly tires !?)
see...I'm trying to work on myself here.
oh. A grand and a reserve?
I feel better now.
That's a lot of scratch but a very nice bike indeed. Those tires are putting a hurt on my eyes though.
It's not complete. He's missing the spoke protector!
'74 Raleigh Carlton Competition w/ Ultegra | '97 Trek 720 Singletrack CX-er w/ 105 | '64 Raleigh LTD-3 modernized w/ all alloy components |'69 Raleigh Twenty | '54 Raleigh Sports
Strange toe strap treatment.
A couple of years ago I would have shat my pants over this one. The '74 I bought new was stolen, and I missed it so much.
Now I'm just happy to see a pretty one from time to time.
That is totally cool. He needs to sell the tires to a Bianchi owner.
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Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
Yeah, the Professionals came with full Campy equipment, but I guess the poor International owners had to suffice with the Weinmanns. Maybe because the International was intended as a sports touring bicycle, the Weinmanns would fit better with fenders.
The International came with the rear hoop cable stop. That just doesn't look right all naked.
I like the Internationals, and I think they're bordering on bargains - which is saying a lot for 70's Raleighs. The Pro was a wannabe Italian bike, and didn't have the cutting-edge panache of the Team Pro. The International was the gentlemanly "throwback" in the lineup. Less aggressive, and I think more character than the P10, P15 Paramounts. Someday I'll own an other one.
I sure like those lugs..
I'd think a Paramount generally to be cleaner built than a International, but I guess there's exceptions either way... The Pros always looked pretty good.
What I noticed about the photos is the chrome is always either out of focus or too far away to see in detail. My impression is it was recently chrome polished but has lots of pitting which cannot be seen in the photos.
Oh, yeah, it's Paypal only, so it's a no-go for me.
We beat the Paypal thing to death in another thread. They want more information from me about my bank accounts than I am willing to divulge. Savvy sellers would do well to offer another form of payment.
dream bike! there is a similar one hanging in my local shop that I just kinda nod to whenever I'm in there. a pricey road bike is not in the cards though - when I'm not riding around town on my Sports I want to be deep in the woods with my MTB.
What's up with that front brake??
Brake shoes mounted wrong (open end to the front), shim next to the frame mounted wrong (concave part 90 degrees off? Such a professional sermon and an "untouched" bike with such apparent and simple faults?
Is that why he has that mediocre feedback?
I'm not so certain that this is an irresistable occasion ...
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Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.
Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring.
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