NEW TI RALEIGH 753 40TH TDF ANNIVERSARY MODEL

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Rapparee87

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The Raleigh 40th anniversary frame/bike is featured in this month's Cyclist magazine. With explations as to how component decisions were made for it.

I didn't buy the mag though. Too many SLOPING top tubes for me! Just a flick through in the newsagents. :LOL:
 

Rapparee87

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Just curious, could an 'ordinary' amateur rider get a frame made by the SBDU? If so how much did it cost compared to the other builders that they could have gone to?
 

Midlife

Retro Wizard
Yep, anyone with the cash could order a custom frame, back in my time there was allegedly an H number stamped on the BB to denote a custom frame. The cost depended on what you wanted..... an off the peg SBDU 753 was the same as a Viner Stella, about a 3 month wait and £140 rings a bell?
 

pigman

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£140 would have been a typical cost for a normal 531c non sbdu Raleigh frame in the late 80s, so I'm assuming you're referring to the 70s ??
 

Rapparee87

Old School Hero
Midlife":xwqvtq0h said:
Yep, anyone with the cash could order a custom frame, back in my time there was allegedly an H number stamped on the BB to denote a custom frame. The cost depended on what you wanted..... an off the peg SBDU 753 was the same as a Viner Stella, about a 3 month wait and £140 rings a bell?


Thanks! Didn't know that at all. :)
 

vcballbat

Retro Guru
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This is my 1980's Ribble built in Reynolds 531c..."it's basically the same a Joop Zoetemelk's Tdf winning bike".
Strangely enough the frame is a size 53 CTC and the tube dimensions are the same as the new Ti 40 in a size 53 CTT. :)
 

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JSH

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Finally got round to unboxing mine. Dressed it up with more period kit. Just needs a rear derailleur cable and tweek. I'll let you know how it rides

It's got 126mm hubs in for the moment - I have a longer axle from wheels manufacturing to fit and a few washers to fit it properly
 

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