NEW TI RALEIGH 753 40TH TDF ANNIVERSARY MODEL

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Nob

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Those drop outs are awful & could easily be drilled out & edges filed round but then the frame had to be built to comply with the current HSE & EN standards/requirements in the new world of safety & insurance so Raleigh may have had no choice here... But agree the decals just don’t look right. Mine is a size 59 but I can’t see me building this up anytime soon & will remain in its box Certainly for at least another year as I can’t even fly out of here right now & my family also locked down in different parts of the world.
 

Nob

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Liking the latest video where it looks like Raleigh have royally screwed up on the geometry so every single frame will have a sloping top tube!!
If this is the case will there be a recall??

https://youtu.be/O6Ez4xPKNiM
 

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Nob":2q7b4jhs said:
Liking the latest video where it looks like Raleigh have royally screwed up on the geometry so every single frame will have a sloping top tube!!
If this is the case will there be a recall??

https://youtu.be/O6Ez4xPKNiM

There are a combination of factors...

They have taken page 2 of a document with Joop's geometry which has 560 seat tube, but page 1 says that measurements are centre to centre. Raleigh have applied this 560 as centre to top.

They also have too long a head tube, maybe 10mm taller.

They also have a 45mm drop for the brake on the rear but 49mm on the front.

I need to do some accurate measurements, but they have a frame too tall at the front and too small at the rear which is giving a sloping top tube. Raleigh said they copied Joop's geometry but this looks like a screw up.
 

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I was casually tempted to get one, glad I didn't now

I also think if it has definite nods to the 21st century, it won't be a wise investment. It needed to in effect be a BNIB original, albeit it was made this year
 

Nob

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It looks like a huge fcuk up with No proper quality assurance & controls.... mine will definitely be staying in it’s box fully sealed... well I won’t be able to see it until at least April 2021 due to this pandemic & other issues....... could be an investment as a product that came with flaws....
 

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pigman":2hb6luuv said:
I was casually tempted to get one, glad I didn't now

I also think if it has definite nods to the 21st century, it won't be a wise investment. It needed to in effect be a BNIB original, albeit it was made this year

I believe it had to meet the 21st century’s safety & health requirements along with insurance guidelines whatever they maybe...being built in the same century.......
 
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