rusty bodie wrote:
Yup, you're right - my old frame was an '86 frame and started SB86**
i loved that bike - the most comfortable and the lightest 753 i ever had.
I was told that SBDU numbers were sequential so that SB88** may not mean 1988 but there's a date on the saddle of late '87 and everything else is 87-88 Dura Ace so it all fits with '88 nicely.
It does ride like a dream, stiff but not too harsh - with every pedal stroke you can feel it surge forward, only the best bikes I've rode have done this
The rims are a touch heavy though (22mm wide) and I think it can be improved with something lighter e.g. SSC's
i concur completely - a beautiful bike and perhaps the perfect frame too!
as far as your rims are concerned, i don't think you'd save anything significant in weight getting SSCs or GP4s - indeed i'd go for either if you're intent on changing from your campag rims although i can vouch for them - we sold dozens of pairs of the strada and pave rims with new builds - awesome and look great when rotating beneath you!
here's a link to a guy on ebay who replicates the frame decals of yesteryear and the very ones for your frame should it ever need them that is!>>
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raleigh-TI-mi ... 3913737908
and here's a raleigh 753 frame in the mcgregor colours that just sold for a small fortune in the states (of course) >>
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200669440689? ... 1438.l2649
TvT, Oakleys & painkillers . ..
..what else could you possibly need?!!