1973 Raleigh Professional Bicycle - fine condition, ready to ride !  

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1973 Raleigh Professional

1973 Raleigh Professional bicycle, model: DL180 MK IV , 22-1/2 inch frame
Stand over height apx. 32.5"
Beautiful, Original - Super clean, excellent working condition, new Mavic 700C rims and DT Swiss spokes,
Brooks Team Professional saddle, GB Tour of Brittan engraved handlebars, TTT stem with original decals
Full Campagnolo Nuovo record components original brake blocks, black pedals, original decals, Regina Chain

Original engraved GB Tour of Brittan Handlebars, TTT stem with original decals,

Serial number is A1219, integrated seat post bolt on fastback Victor seat post lug.
1973 Carlton "Giro De Italia" frameset
Early 1973 Serial Number: A1219, before numbers were changed to W's
 and also has drop out eyelets which were removed on later 1973 models,
 as well as the early version seat post bolt.
The workmanship of the lug brazing is fine and it is a 5 speed rear.

Original paint Blue Mink/Silver is 1973, cranks are 1973 and rear derailleur is 1972,  Supperlegri pedals
I was a professional Raleigh mechanic at this time and I have seen many Raleigh pro's of this vintage, this one is a beauty and rides like a dream.
I have completely services all bearings, polished the hubs and built new wheels using DT Swiss stainless spokes X3 pattern  and  Mavic Open Sport rims

Brakes all original other than gum hoods that have been replaced

Full Campagnolo
Nuovo Record drive, all with proper date stamps

High flange 36 spoke hubs, super clean and bright with straight Quick release
new DT Swiss spokes and new Mavic sport rims, new vintage gum tires and new tubes
tires are good, not dry or cracked.

Fast back lugged frame, with integrated bolt
minor paint loss on seat stays, at some point there was a rack attached

Image from Original Raleigh Catalog - (1976 - design of bolt on seat post was changed.)

I have a jar of original factory lacquer, but am still looking for it,
 When (if) I find it I will supply enough to touch up the minor blemishes

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