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Old 08-14-12, 11:24 AM   #1
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Raleigh Pro

I built up this Raleigh Pro last night. The frame is pretty beat up. It's got a dent on the tt and some pitting and scrapes throughout. So it will make a nice commuter. I went with a mostly traditional-ish build save for the dual pivot campy veloce brakes because i actually wanted it to stop well with those universals levers which otherwise suck. The saddle is temporary until i get another brooks.



Tires are Gran Bois Cerfs in 28.
6 speed ramped freewheel with a 28t large cog
stronglight headset, campy drivetrain.











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Good looking ride. I'm in,
and will raise you one [modified] 1978 Raleigh Pro





Campy NRecord FD, RD, shifters, HS, seatpost, calipers & levers (with hoods), hubs and water bottles/cages. Stronglight 104 drillium crank. Cinelli 65-42 bar and stem.

Tubulars, of course. The front is radial laced with bladed Hoshi spokes.

(CyclArt repaint sometime around 1987 added internal TT cable routing and some braze-ons. As to why? I can't answer that one.)


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Very good looking bikes.
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I bet the ride on those Cerfs is like floatin on a cloud of t***ies.
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Looking really good. How big is that freewheel?
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I bet the ride on those Cerfs is like floatin on a cloud of t***ies.
yeah, big fat titties.

EDIT: whoa, nice job filter.
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Looking really good. How big is that freewheel?
AS I SAID IN MY ORIGINAL POST - 28t 6 sp. Get with it Mr. Keller!
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AS I SAID IN MY ORIGINAL POST - 28t 6 sp. Get with it Mr. Keller!
Can't be. It's outside the specs for those old Nuovo Records...
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That's a *really* nice job wrapping the handlebars, Ex Pres. I'm not a huge fan because so often it's poorly done or a bad color combination, but the harlequin job on your Pro is really well done. Kudos.
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Can't be. It's outside the specs for those old Nuovo Records...
don't believe everything you read on the internet.
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don't believe everything you read on the internet.
I was kidding. I've stated here numerous times I've run 28s and NR with no problems since 1972.
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I like those later Pros with the oversized seatstay caps like they used on the Team Pros. Very cool!

Er, how 'bout a highly bastardized '71? This was supposedly a spare frame for a Euro team rider, ser# is F6146 with "VAN DAT" stamped in the bb shell. Couldn't find any ref to a team rider named Van Dat. How it got red with gold lug lining I don't know. I also like the Brampton fastback stays on these older Pros.

Barely a lick of Campy on it (seatpost and headset only?), hellacious mixture of old/new, turn your head and look away if such melanges irk you. Rides very smoothly, especially with the fat Tufo tubbies.

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don't believe everything you read on the internet.
And that derailleur doesn't even look like it's breaking a sweat on the current cog. Very nice build, Holiday76.
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And that derailleur doesn't even look like it's breaking a sweat on the current cog.
True, but still. I really hate it when my derailleurs start to sweat. Bad form. That's part of the reason I've switched to IGHs.
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I think it's pretty darn nice!


I have to admit something to you guys. I got this '71 pro about seven months ago and after taking these pics, threw some black cloth tape on, aired up the tires and have been riding the hell out of it. I don't think the BB has been greased in twenty years and the gearing is so steep I can't get out of my neighborhood on the pedals but it's the most amazing ride. I managed to polish the front wheel and not much more has happened.


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I think it was the year before that they bragged about a 5000 bike limit on production or something like that.


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Notice the socket-head cap screw binder bolt and shot in stays.


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What size is the freewheel? It looks pretty big. The tires and headset look pretty nice, can you tell us what they are?
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What size is the freewheel? It looks pretty big. The tires and headset look pretty nice, can you tell us what they are?
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True, but still. I really hate it when my derailleurs start to sweat. Bad form.
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I bet the ride on those Cerfs is like floatin on a cloud of t***ies.
Hmmm. Never really wanted to try Cerfs until now. Someone should send this to their marketing department, the Captian might be onto something?
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OK, Here is my Pro. I am running 27mm (really 29mm) Challenge Tires and they are great.
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I was kidding. I've stated here numerous times I've run 28s and NR with no problems since 1972.
Same here.

I used to run a 14-28 freewheel with 52-43 chain rings on my NR in VERY hilly Fayetteville, Arkansas in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It wasn't the fastest shifting on really steep hills, but it never failed me.

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Same here.

I used to run a 14-28 freewheel with 52-43 chain rings on my NR in VERY hilly Fayetteville, Arkansas in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It wasn't the fastest shifting on really steep hills, but it never failed me.
Ive run a 30 with the dropout adjusters removed and the wheel axle pushed all the way back.
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I am going to have to buy a pair of those tires to see how they do.
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Have you ridden it yet? You've been on a lot of bikes, I am curious to read what you think of this one. I rarely read build specs.
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