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Can anyone tell me what model Raleigh this is?

Old 07-18-10, 03:50 PM
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Can anyone tell me what model Raleigh this is?

Bought this great bike from a friend the other day and I forgot to ask him what model it is. Any info about the bike will be great!

Thanks,

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Old 07-18-10, 04:08 PM
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Yeah, it's a Team Pro. You big-time scored. Tom conform, check to see if the serial number on the bottom bracket shell starts with SB. It would also be interesting to know if there's a remnant of a tubing decal on the seatmast, but my money's on Reynolds 753. Congratulations!
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Yeah it starts with SB, its says SB2605. Is there anything to know about this bike. I got it for $150, how much is it worth? The decals are pretty much all worn away.
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Yeah it starts with SB, its says SB2605. Is there anything to know about this bike. I got it for $150, how much is it worth? The decals are pretty much all worn away.
Dude, the value is a question for the value forum, but that's a pretty special bike - top of the Raleigh line and built at the Raleigh Special Bicycle Developments Unit in Ilkeston run by Gerald O'Donovan. That's where the cutting-edge 753 tubing was developed. I can't tell much about the components, but if the frame is structurally sound and OK cosmetically, as it appears to be, it was a steal. You may want to check out the Raleigh Team Pro Yahoo site as well:

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

At a quick check, your frame appears to be circa 1978. That's one of the real collectibles of the vintage lightweight world.
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Originally Posted by seanvilla View Post
The decals are pretty much all worn away.
It was helpful that there was some decal left - those oval foil SBDU decals on the chainstays are what tipped me off as to the identify and pedigree of the bike.
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Really hard to say on the date. I have SB1016 and it seems to date around 78, so maybe later for this one. Really depends on production numbers.

As for value, a complete 753 Team Pro in team colors sold on the Bay a few months ago for around $1150. Bear in mind it was team colors as those seem to command a higher price. A frame went for around $550 not long ago. I did not pay much more than that for my 753 SB1016 three years ago. But that was three years ago and mine is not in team colors.
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One other thing. The size is likely stamped on the BB. IIRC, it is CTT as mine is marked 56 and it is 54 C2C.

Hmm....need to look at dates more closely. How did I manage to revive this old post?
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