Rare, desirable bike. Price still seems pretty crazy to us, though.
1970s TI (tube investments) Raleigh Professional, SBDU (special bicycle development unit) track bike in team colors. Reynolds 531 steel tubing size 58cm c-c. The serial number under bottom bracket starts with SB which shows that this is a genuine product of the Special bicycle development unit (developed after acquiring Carlton cycles co.) which strictly built top of the line racing frames under supervision of Gerald O’Donovan and won numerous championships (the vast history could be verified on various websites). Straight frame and fork, no dents or dings, original paint with minor chips and decals. Fork has double crowns and round blades and steep rake.
The Campagnolo Record Pista grouppo include; headset, Bottom bracket, Crank set 165mm, Chain ring, campy record pedals with toe clips and straps, front and rear high flange hubs with track nuts, Campy victory aero seat post with seat pin.
Early version Brooks Swallow saddle, Cinelli Pista double knight handle bar on early version Cinelli Milano 1A oval logo stem, Mavic open pro rims with Continental tires, single pista cog and lock ring, vintage white plastic handle bat tape and plugs.