1972 Raleigh Professional MK IV DL180 “Fast Back”

Beautiful lugs, beautiful color.


You are bidding on a “hard-to-find” medium size, 1972 Raleigh Professional MK IV “Fast Back” – (Serial number # G1593) with Campagnolo components throughout, including a vintage-correct Campagnolo Record Triple Crankset. This auction also includes a vintage Raleigh “mag-turbo trainer” w/Eddy Merckx Current System and some quality replacement decals I had acquired.

Payment by PayPal only…

Seat-tube: 21.5” center of crank to top of seat tube (54.6cm). Top-tube: 21.5” center of head tube to center of seattube (54.6cm). Weight: Approximately 22lbs.

I bought this bike 15 years ago with plans to restore it. I rode it a few times during the first two months and it’s been hanging in my garage under a cover for over thirteen years. This is not a show bike, but it looks and rides really nice for a “43-YEAR-OLD-CLASSIC” road bike… and will look even nicer when it’s really cleaned up. (The bike will need new sew-ups, the derailleurs/brakes adjusted before riding, and lubrication.)

Color: Mink Blue & silver livery. Grey head-tube and bands on the seat-tube with Gold/brown pinstripe lettering, thin “Raleigh” script on the down tube, “Professional” on top tube. Carlton “belt” decal on seat tube and at top of each fork blade. Campagnolo decal on down tube above shift levers. Raleigh – “Made In Nottingham” head badge.

It has the highly sought after Brampton-Victor “Fastback” seat post lug, allen head seat post bolt. Distinctive semi-fancy “Haden Birds Mouth” lugs with triangular cutout on the seat post lug and both toptube lugs. Frame material is Reynolds 531 double butted tubing and forks. Chrome on half rear stays, half on fork blades/tips and fork crown. Cinelli sloping fork crown. Rapid taper chainstays, dimpled at BB (both sides on right stay, inside of left stay). Campy dropouts with eyelets on front and rear.

Campagnolo Throughout:

Campagnolo Triple Crankset (56,42 and 36 chainrings). Campagnolo Strada 170 crank arms. Campagnolo Record BB. Campagnolo NR front and rear derailleurs (rear: Patent–72). Campagnolo NR shifters. Campagnolo/Patent shifter covers. Campagnolo Superleggero pedals “1037 ” stamped pedal bodies with toe strap loops. Campagnolo 27.2 seat post (two-bolt/two-pin clamp). Campagnolo Record brake calipers with black Campy brake pads. Mint Campagnolo NR brake levers. Campagnolo “Globe logo” gum brake hoods. Campagnolo Record 36-hole, large flange hubs with QR skewers. Campagnolo top tube clamps. Campagnolo Record headset with stamped on bottom ring. Campagnolo “Globe logo” bar plugs (Blue Velox plugs split when packing for shipping). Brooks Professional leather saddle with small rivets. Frame with 126mm rear spacing. Six-speed freewheel (13,15, 17, 19, 21, 24), brand not visible. Rigid 700c sew-up rims. TTT Record cast alloy stem, recessed allen head on expander bolt and recessed flat round head and hex nut on clamp. GB “Map of England” engraved bars, 40cm c-c. Chain brand not visible. 700x25C sew-up tires (dried out and need to be replaced).


Again, this is not a pristine show bike. It is a 43-year-old bike that is in very nice condition, but does show some signs of use/wear. There is no major rust or major dents/damage on the frame. The chrome is shinny, but does have some light haze here and there, the paint does have some nicks, scratches and touch ups. Some of the decals are worn, but the bike comes with some high quality replacement decals that I had acquired for restoration. (I misplaced my replacement Reynolds decal, but the BUYER CAN PURCHASE A VINTAGE CORRECT REPLACEMENT “REYNOLDS 531” DECAL THROUGH “H. LLOYD CYCLES” (UK)



Raleigh Professional Track

Ahhh! Our size…


1972-1973 Raleigh Professional Track Bicycle 21 inches – $900 (Somers, CT)

1972-1973 Raleigh Professional Track Bicycle 21 inches (center to top)
Serial number G7933
Carlton initial (CC) cut out in bottom bracket shell
Red, White and Blue Steel Frame- Reynolds 531 butted tubes with large section chain stays and forks
Campagnolo components: rear cluster 17 teeth, seat post, crank set PISTA 165mm, 46 teeth, hubs – Record, pedals with leather toe straps
Stem — Cinelli
Saddle — Windsor
Rims — A.V.A.
Tape white
Tires — Clement Criterium (need replacement)
Decals – worn and cracked in areas
Beautiful paint overall with some top tube scratches


Raleigh Track


1975 Raleigh Professional Track Bicycle, 22″ CTT – $1350 (Frederick MD)

Frame 1975 Raleigh Professional Track, 22″ CTT
Reynolds 531DB Tubing
Fork Raleigh Professional Fork, drilled for front brake, Original
Rims/Wheels AVA Alloy Tubular — Original
Hubs Campagnolo 36 hole High Flange — Original
Spokes Original
Tires Continental Giro, Clement Pantera
Crankset Campagnolo Pista 165mm — Original
Chainring Campagnolo Pista 46 tooth — Original
Bottom Bracket Campagnolo Pista — Original
Rear Cog 14 tooth fixed cog — Not original, Campagnolo Lockring Original
Headset Campagnolo Pista — Original
Handlebars TTT Grand Prix Alloy 42mm — Not Original
Tape/Grips White Cotton
Stem TTT Record Alloy 95mm — Original
Pedals Campagnolo Pista SR Alloy with Toeclips & Straps,
Pedals are Original
Saddle Brooks Pro Large Rivet — Not Original, but Correct
Seatpost Campagnolo NR 27.2 Milled,
Simplex Binder Bolt, Original

Original paint & chrome — overall in good condition for a 40 year old bicycle. There are a few paints chips, but nothing excessive. Absolutely no rust or corrosion. Chrome on the fork & headlugs is excellent. Chrome on stays is not as bright.

No dents or scrapes in the frame. Scrape on non drive crank arm — see photo. All bearings have been cleaned & re-greased — evidence of very low usage.

Original tubular wheelset is straight & true. The rims have been cleaned of old glue & the tires have not been re-glued.

All of the Raleigh decals are original. The 531 decal, the striping on the seat tube, AVA rim decals, & TTT stem decals are new.
The decals on the chainstays are missing.


Rather rare Raleigh Track

Will need a little TLC (not much) to bring her back to her former glory.

$_57 (rt8)

1973 Raleigh Chrome Track Bike custom made for Olympic racer Héctor Monsalve
HÉCTOR engraved see photo
About 52cm seat tube ctc, About 54cm top tube ctc, About 31 1/4 inches stand over
Campagnolo 165 Pista Crank
Campagnolo 50t chain ring
Campagnolo engraved chain ring bolts
Campagnolo Track Pedals
Campagnolo Record Track High Flange Hubs
Campagnolo seat post
Campagnolo headset and bottom bracket
Christophe toe clips
Binda Prestige straps
Fiamme Ergal soldered spoke rims
Cinelli stem and bars
Hector’s Cycle World Sherman Oaks
Hutchison S tire not glued
Volcano Challenge 22mm not glued
Modern Brooks B-17 Honey Saddle


Opportunity (in the UK)

For those four magic letters: S, B, D, and U (Specialist Bicycle Development Unit).


Folks, any interest in my SBDU SB1452 (H250) in 531SL from late 1976 early ’77? Fully refurbished last Autumn and unridden owing to ill health. Size is 56cm with 54cm top tube and it’s built up with a mixture of Suntour Suberbe and Campag, consistent with its age (except it has modern rims on Record hubs, new Cinelli stem and bars, and toe straps). This is a real one off and a pretty rare early frame…

Is £800 greedy? Prefer collection


Decals look dated

But boy we bet it rides nice.

$_57 (36rt)

This is a beautiful pearl white 1990 Raleigh Team Reynolds 753 Technium competition racing road bike. This bike has seen very little use and is in amazing shape for a bike that is 25 years old. It’s in “collector’s” condition… could very well become a museum piece. I deal with vintage steel frame roads bikes on a regular basis and this has got to be one of the nicest bikes I’ve ever had. The details, the quality of the frame and paint finish is unbelievably beautiful – it truly is an one-of-a-kind, handmade work of art. This is an extremely rare bike utilizing the famed Reynolds 753 frame tubing hand-assembled with the the use of Raleigh’s patented “Technium” construction with lightweight alloy lugs. It’s a rock-solid and gorgeous frame. Own a piece of history!

The bike was just professionally tuned-up, lubed, detailed and is 100% ready to ride. Being that this bike has seem such little use, majority of the consumable parts remain original to the bike. All original and NOS condition Dura Ace components throughout (front/rear deraillerurs, brake calipers/levers, shifters, hubs, headset). Sakae FX stem and seat post. The handlebars are very unique and rare Scott Liteflite Drop-in LF Facet. Vittoria Flash 23 clincher tires mounted on Mavic hard anodized wheels (the tires hold air but could use replacing if the bike were to be ridden on a regular basis – the wheels are in MINT shape). Original and very rare perforated Turbo Special saddle with the gold metal trim. The original paint is near flawless and the ultra lightweight steel frame is super solid and rigid. The lugs are perfect. Rides like an old Cadillac, yet stops on a dime and handles like a dream. The frame measures 60cm (from the center of the crank to the top of the seat tube). The top tube measures 56.5 cm (center to center) and 32.75″ from the ground, so it would be perfect for cyclists 5’9″ to 6’4″ in height.

Local pick up is preferred. Otherwise, this bicycle will be professionally packaged and shipped from a bike shop using a brand new box with the entire frame securely wrapped in foam tube. Packaging labor, materials and fees included in the shipping cost. The package will be shipped FedEx Ground insured for the eBay transaction price unless other prior arrangements/additional payment is made. Bicycles need to be partially disassembled to fit in a box for shipping; if you are not mechanically inclined, we highly recommend having a bicycle shop reassemble the bike for you – we cannot be held responsible for any damage resulting from improper assembly. To box a bike we take off the handlebars, pedals, front and rear wheel, seat post, rear derailleur, etc.. Due to packaging/shipping, some bikes may require minor tuning and wheel re-truing at set up. Thanks!