We have been getting to work on some awesome bikes here at the shop recently. This one takes the cake. A friend and customer of ours recently purchased this 1975 Team Raleigh pista frame and fork. He brought it to us for the rest of the build. I was able to obtain the necessary parts at a couple of recent swap meets. It is built with Campagnolo Nuovo Record pista cranks and bottom bracket, low flange Campagnolo pista hubs laced to Mavic Module E 700C clincher rims. Brooks pro saddle and Campagnolo Nuovo Record seat post. The frame and fork came with the Campagnolo Nuovo Record head set. It also sports an alloy Cinelli 1A stem and Cinelli Criterium bars. MKS black cage “con denti” pedals with Christophe toe clips and white leather toe straps.
These are some of my favorite pista bikes. I always loved the fork crown and the drilled rear drop outs. Great color scheme as well. The head lugs are nicely filed with long thin points and the BB shell has the nice long reinforcing tangs. I believe this is built with Reynolds 531 tubing as 753 was not available untill 76′ and it takes a 27.2 seat post and most older 753 tube sets used 27.4. Plus it feels heavy like a 531 built frame. Overall great machine and great owner. Happy to help out!