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Over on US ebay, NIB, 1978 Raleigh Pro(8 posts)

Over on US ebay, NIB, 1978 Raleigh ProLone Gunman
Apr 23, 2002 3:45 PM
Sorry I am slightly Computer handicapped, therefore I can not provide a link, FOR SALE, 1978 Raleigh Pro, new in the box!! Still has the paper wrapped around the tubes, parts in bag. Current bid is $2025!! Yoi and double yoi!!
here it isgtx
Apr 23, 2002 4:18 PM
time warp!
funny thing ...bianchi boy
Apr 23, 2002 5:50 PM
The owner of my LBS just built up a Raleigh Pro, about the same vintage, that had still been in the box for more than 20 years. I saw it on a ride over the weekend and he said it had less than 200 miles on it. Beautiful bike. He built it up with a Record 10 group and Ksyriums, but with threaded stem and the original fork.
He made 10 speeds work on that frame?? nmscottfree
Apr 24, 2002 5:57 AM
must have re-spread the rear staystarwheel
Apr 24, 2002 7:30 AM
It's not hard to do with a steel frame, if you know what you're doing. I had it done with my old steel Bianchi.
re: Over on US ebay, NIB, 1978 Raleigh Prot-bill
Apr 24, 2002 10:48 AM
That was my first bike... a dark green one. I loved that thing! My mom won it in a raffle when I was about 10. She never rode it. So when I grew into it, I rode that thing all over the place (30-40 miles a day)... until I got my driver's license and completely forgot about cycling for about 10 years. It brings back the memories. I wish I still had it!
Raleigh ProNessism
Apr 24, 2002 5:51 PM
Some guy in one of the local clubs has a similar Raleigh with well over 100k miles on it. Talk about getting your moneys worth. Last year he decided to buy a new bike so he bought a OCLV Trek. Talk about contrast.

Those were sweet.djg
Apr 25, 2002 7:13 AM
My first real road racing bike was a Reynolds 531 Raleigh specc'd for the French market--very light (for the day) frame hung with miscellaneous budget French components. Found a used set of wheels built with fiamme ergal rims and campy record high flange hubs--glued on the Clements and I was a happy camper (until the day I hit something really hard with it...)