Thursday, September 8, 2011

1973 Raleigh International Finds a Home

From Vic:

"This bike came out of my personal collection. I did not want to sell it, but Walt caught me as there was a Trek 950 road bike available that I just had to have (post coming soon). Oh what a collection I could build if there only unlimited piles of cash at my disposal..."

From Walt, the satisfied customer:

"Hi Vic,
The bike arrived at 1:30 Wednesday. Your packing job was very good. As I opened each piece, I was both pleased and thankful to you for the cleanliness.

As I sat on the kitchen floor and assembled the bike I was again pleased as I could feel the fresh grease in the bearings, the finely adjusted cones, the wheels true and round, the new tires mounted straight, the bar tape just right- overall, the superb original condition of the entire 38 year old machine...
The Int'l was quiet, stiffer than I expected, and just real fine.
Thank you for all your hard work and expertise. I appreciate your letting me have it.


View on the website
Make: Raleigh
Model: International
Frame Size: 57cm
Frame Description: Carlton built. Reynolds 531 tubes & stays. Chain stays are the uncommon rapid taper style (round at the bottom bracket shell then a rapid taper to provide greater clearence for tires). Nervex lugs, head lugs chromed. Campagnolo dropouts (rear has adjusting screws) Additional chrome accents include trident fork crown, chain stay, seat stay, and fork ends.
Campagnolo high flange hubs laced to Sprint alloy tubular rims with stainless steel double butted spokes. New Servio Corsa sew up tires.
Full Campagnolo Nuovo Record with the exception of Weinmann 610 Center pull brakes and QR drilled levers, Carlton hoods. All other components are Campagnolo engraved including crank, bottom bracket, pedals, crank dust caps, derailleurs, shifters, seat post, seat post binder bolt, and headset.
Saddle & Seatpost:
Brooks Professional Saddle, Campy seat post.
Bars & Stem: