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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:55 pm 
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Here is Le Professeur on a Dnya-Tech made in Reyonlds 735 for the Ronde van Nederland in 1989.

We sponsored him as part of the Super U team in 1989 and as part of the Castorama team in 1990 and 1991. Their help in the development of Dyna-Tech was invaluable.


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I know this might be a slight hi-jack but while we're on the subject of team issue Raleighs I've found this shot of Jean-Francois Bernard (Graham Watson again, he is a superb photographer of cycling subjects!) which must have been taken in 1990 as this is the only year Toshiba rode on Raleighs.

Question is, was the frame a Special Products build?


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To the best of my memory, we never sponsored Toshiba.

1989 it was Super U - Raleigh - Fiat
1990 it was Castorama - Raleigh
1991 it was Castorama - Raleigh


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bikemeister2000 wrote:
To the best of my memory, we never sponsored Toshiba.

1989 it was Super U - Raleigh - Fiat
1990 it was Castorama - Raleigh
1991 it was Castorama - Raleigh


That's what I thought and I was rather surprised when I found this photo. However, the 'Memoire de Cyclisme' website says bikes were supplied by both Raleigh and Look - and J-P F's bike definitely has Raleigh on it!


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bikemeister2000 wrote:
To the best of my memory, we never sponsored Toshiba.

1989 it was Super U - Raleigh - Fiat
1990 it was Castorama - Raleigh
1991 it was Castorama - Raleigh


Very odd indeed. Castorama is the only overseas squad I recall having Raleigh sponsorship at that time, and "Jeff"'s bike is clearly in Castorama colours even though he was a Toshiba rider. Scrounging another team's spare machine as a last resort due to a mechanical maybe?? Doesn't wholly explain the name transfer on the top tube though....

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Just found this (another Graham Wastson masterpiece I think) showing Martial Gayant in the Toshiba jersey in Paris-Roubaix 1990 very definitely riding a Raleigh.


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Old Ned wrote:
Question is, was the frame a Special Products build?


Does anyone know about those time trial frames used by SuperU/Castorama in '89 and 90? They were rather tasty. Were they from Special Products or elsewhere?

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Well, it is certainly not a frame made at SBDU.

I do remember that team principle Cyrille Guimard did source some frames from a builder in France or Italy. The Castorama team continued without Raleigh until 1995.

JF Bernard was with Toshiba from 1987 to 1990 and then moved on to Banesto in 1991.


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paul_tea wrote:
Does anyone know about those time trial frames used by SuperU/Castorama in '89 and 90? They were rather tasty.
nah, they were about 8 seconds too slow :wink:


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I believe the TT Castorama frames were made by Cyfac. I recently acquired Thierry Marie's frame in a trade for my Raleigh 753R and his at least was made by Cyfac


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