Wednesday, January 25, 2012
1978 Raleigh Professional-$1200
At $1200 it is hard to consider this road bike a steal, but let's look at it anyway...78' Raleigh Professional made in England was Raleigh's top of line production road bicycle at the time. It was a tribute to Italian design of the era i.e. this bike is going to have beautiful lug work and geometry. Made with Reynolds 531 steel-still worthy. Full Campagnolo Record components and wheels-alone worth over the seller's price. This bike was loved, and I am sure, professionally maintained. At 59cm, you probably have to be over 6ft to ride this machine like it was meant to be ridden, and that is fast.