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Re: super course question

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  • neal_lerner
    ... In the 1981 Raleigh catalogue, the Super Course is listed as having double-butted 531 main tubes. However, I have a 77 Super Course, and the Reynolds
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 1, 2006
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      --- In Bicycle_Restoration@yahoogroups.com, Lx Rudis <lx_rudis@...> wrote:
      >
      > years ago i was told that in the mid-70s raleigh
      > briefly ran out of the straight gauge 531 used on the
      > supercourses. in order to meet orders, they used
      > double butted 531 for the main tubes on these bikes.
      >
      > anyone know anything about this?
      >
      In the 1981 Raleigh catalogue, the Super Course is listed as having
      double-butted 531 main tubes. However, I have a '77 Super Course, and
      the Reynolds sticker indicates straight gauge. Odd!

      Neal Lerner
      Brookline, MA
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