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Raleigh Cyclocross frame (good/bad???)

Old 02-10-05, 01:10 PM
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Has anyone owned or ridden a Raleigh Team cyclocross frame / bike? Wondering if it's worth a look.

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Originally Posted by lo-G
Has anyone owned or ridden a Raleigh Team cyclocross frame / bike? Wondering if it's worth a look.
I owned a 97 vintage custom built (Nottingham, England) Raleigh crosser up until about a month ago. Built from Reynolds 853, it was a dream, just too small for me. Not sure if that's the same beast as you are talking about.
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never seen it. i personally wouldn't trust the carbon stays in a race situation and, with fat tires off road, i'm not sure i see the point. nice looking, though. what's the price?

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Ahh, certainly different beast. Mine was custom steel.
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the frame is ~$ 700-800 but I can get a sweet deal. like you said, not so sure about the carbon stays. but for commutting and light off road??? would my linear brakes stress the carbon?
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I own one. The Raleigh's are designed by Tim Rutledge formally of Redline bicycles. The frames measure almost identical. I have ridden and raced this bike for 2 years. Not a single problem with any part of the frame. Incidentally the frame is also loaded with braze-ons for fenders making it a great choice for foul weather rides. I spend most of the winter/spring riding this with road tires and fenders and throw the knobbies on for cross in the fall/winter. Great cyclocross bike, capable road bike.
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I own one and it's pretty nearly the perfect bike. Mine is 2005.
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Bianchi Cross Concept frames have a carbon rear triangle, and I see tons of people racing those at the local races (Northwest USA). I don't think there is any problem with using carbon stays.
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