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 Post subject: Raleigh Team Banana
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 10:33 pm 
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I know this might have been asked before but i couldn't find anything on a search!

What is the difference between the TEAM RALEIGH and TEAM RALEIGH BANANA bikes.

I have just got a TEAM RALEIGH version and looking at banana versions on the net and ebay i can't see much difference apart from the decals.

So do i restore it as a team issue or banana issue???? Is one worth more than the other :?


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh Team Banana
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 11:17 am 
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bojangle wrote:
I know this might have been asked before but i couldn't find anything on a search!

What is the difference between the TEAM RALEIGH and TEAM RALEIGH BANANA bikes.

I have just got a TEAM RALEIGH version and looking at banana versions on the net and ebay i can't see much difference apart from the decals.

So do i restore it as a team issue or banana issue???? Is one worth more than the other :?


I don't think there's much in it, to be honest. I think the Team Raleigh model came about after the banana importers teamed up with Falcon for squad sponsorship instead, but Nottingham carried on turning out similarly-liveried bikes for some reason (either popularity of the colour scheme or already having a stock of part-complete bikes after the sponsorship deal ran out??). There may also have been a step up from Sachs-Huret friction to Shimano indexed gearing along the way. The Team Raleigh wasn't produced in quite the same volumes as the Banana version, dunno how this impacts upon collectability though.

David


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