I bought this bike on the strength of a phone call, intending to strip it, sell the frame, and use the Campag parts on a Quinn restoration. However, when I got it, it's absolutely original and I think it would be a great shame to split it.
I've been looking for a good Nuovo Record groupset and I don't think I'd be able to find one in better condition than this. Parts of it look NOS, despite being on this frame for forty years.
The frame is the Raleigh professional, top of the line in the early 70's. It was build in the Carlton factory in Worksop, stickers on the frame allude to this, and the bottom bracket shell has the large 'CC' cut-out. Many of the Campagnolo components are marked <C>, I'm assuming for Carlton.
The forks have the Cinelli-sloping crown, and the seat cluster is the fastback style.
Raleigh Professional, Reynolds 531 db tubing.
3ttt Record stem.
Campagnolo Record heatset.
Campagnolo Record brake levers.
Campagnolo Record brake calipers. (Straight, 'stabby' QR levers)
Campagnolo Record brake blocks.
Campagnolo Record crankset.
Campagnolo Record crank bolts.
Campagnolo Record crank covers.
Campagnolo Record Superleggeri pedals.
Campagnolo Record bottom bracket.
Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear derailleur.
Campagnolo Record front derailleur.
Campagnolo Record gear levers, including covers.
Campagnolo Record seatpost, 27.2mm.
Campagnolo Record seatpin bolt.
Campagnolo Record small flange hubs.
Campagnolo Record skewers.
Campagnolo metal cable guides x3.
Campagnolo cable outers for brakes.
Campagnolo steel cable outer for RD.
Campagnolo horizontal dropout guides.
Campagnolo dropouts front and rear.
Campagnolo cable guide on BB.
Campagnolo pump peg.
Mavic Montherley Pro rims (tubs/sprints)
Silca pump with Campagnolo valve connector.
Regina SC (oro?) chain.
There's also some clincher wheels that were being used on the bike, 27". They'll be with the bike, but the mavics look a lot better.
The chrome on the sloping crown is peeling. Looking around, this seems to have been a common problem with any that saw any use.
The frame has a few scratches here and there consistent with a 40-year, unrestored bike.
The gear cover for the FD lever was in blue, rather than black - I've coloured it black and it looks bob-on.
The rear skewer has a crack on the lever side clamp. I've been using it without issue.
I've replaced the original Campagnolo Record 'world' gum hoods with Campagnolo Record 'sheild' gum hoods, NOS/reissue. The old ones had melted, literally. I didn't know they did that. I couldn't find the world hoods for a price that wasn't mad. I've replaced the bar tape with period correct black; I think it's velox. I've put two new vittoria tubs on.
The bike is in wonderful, unrestored condition and is lovely to ride.
Price is £650
. I'm in Derby and would prefer collection, but can drive to deliver within certain distances. I can post at cost if need be.
I won't split the bike if it doesn't sell, but I might sell the frame and forks at a later date.
I'm aware I can't sell a bike at this price on the strength of two photos - I've driven to my Dad's garage, and my SLR died on me, leaving me with only a cameraphone. More detailed pictures to follow.
Harry Quinn 531 1967 | Raleigh Professional 1974 | Harry Quinn 531 1975 | Harry Quinn 753 1980 | Harry Quinn Clements 1982 | Colnago Mexico 1984 | Harry Quinn Lo-Pro 1987 | Harry Quinn 1992 | Boardman Team Carbon 2010