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Raleigh Specialist Products Division

YantmkYantmk Posts: 12
edited December 2007 in Workshop
Curious as too what people know about them. As not alot to be found googling

Recently bought one of their frames 2nd hand, 853 steel, time carbon fork(threaded headset)

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  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 5,669
    I don't think they exist anymore. Raleigh gave up making bikes a few years ago in favour of childrens toys.
  • YantmkYantmk Posts: 12
    Smokin Joe wrote:
    I don't think they exist anymore. Raleigh gave up making bikes a few years ago in favour of childrens toys.
    Thats a given.
    Does antbody know anything about when they were running?
  • BigSpecsBigSpecs Posts: 309
    You should visit the ti raleigh club on yahoo. I am a member and have posted a couple of my bikes on there. Go to yahoo home page and search for TI_RALEIGH_TEAM_PROS and you should get it.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ti_raleigh_team_pros/
    Alternatively, search for mike mullet on google or visit:
    http://mikemullett.org/
    Click on the Ilkeston Raleigh link. I have seen him post a few times on the old C+ forum and he is very interesting. He used to work with the head honcho (Gerard O'Donovan) so knows a thing or two about these bikes.
    Hope this helps.
  • YantmkYantmk Posts: 12
    Interesting, thanks I'll have a look
    G.O.D. did come up in the searches I did, he sounds interesting.
  • CunobelinCunobelin Posts: 11,792
    Have a look at the "Nick Crane" article in C+

    This was a division at Raleigh when they were racing and sponsoring the early mountain bike escapades such as those of the Cranes. Normally "test beds" or prototypes that then went into production. But often as withthe Cranes they would make to order for a Sponsored individual.

    It would suggest that for it's time this was an advanced bike and also a limited production run, if not a one off.
    He that buys land buys many stones.
    He that buys flesh buys many bones.
    He that buys eggs buys many shells,
    But he that buys good beer buys nothing else.

    (Unattributed Trad.)
  • acorn_useracorn_user Posts: 1,137
    Raleigh are making some serious bikes now. Not only toys or bicycle shaped objects.
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