TT Special

1979

59cm 'square' Frame number SB2471. Built at Raleigh's Specialist Bicycle Division at Ilkeston out of Reynolds ultra lightweight 753 tubing with vertical, drilled fork ends and slotted bottom bracket shell. This bike is in 'time -warp' condition and has been stored for 30 years.


It is still fitted with the original equipment, the lightest available at that time and weighs an incredible 17 lbs. Chainset: TA Criterium single. Brake levers: Mafac composite bodied with drilled levers. Brake Calipers: Weinmann 500 side pulls. Saddle: Cinelli unpadded Unicanitor. Seatpin: Ruggieri fluted. Mech: Suntour Cyclone. Block: Suntour Gold 5 speed close ratio 13-17. Chain: Regina 'Record slotted'. Bars: Cinelli 'Criterium'. Stem: Cinelli 1A 100mm. Headset: EDCO 'Competition'. Wheels: Mavic gold ORO10 sprint rims on Omas small flange hubs. These wheels were built by TdeF mechanic Ken Bird. Front, radially spoked. Rear, crossed, tied and soldered drive side.

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