MISC:   TA Pro 3 Vis (TA Professional 3-pin) posted by: Kurt K. on 12/29/2005 at 3:56:57 PM

When was the last time you saw, for sale, a TA Pro 3 Vis (three-pin Professional) offered for sale in 170mm?

They appear to be impossible to find - for sale or not.


   RE:MISC: TA Pro 3 Vis (TA Professional 3-pin) posted by Warren on 12/29/2005 at 5:49:59 PM
I've seen one this past year on ebay...so not many. Even good 5 pin Criteriums are getting rarer. They are now discontinued.

BTW, your 600 crankset is in the box. Forgot about it but it's coming.


   RE:MISC:   TA Pro 3 Vis (TA Professional 3-pin) posted by Randy on 12/29/2005 at 9:41:36 PM
If you mean a TA Professional three arm crank set, I have one with less than fifty miles on it. I am more than willing to trade for a Stronglight Depose or Campagnolo, early seventies, Nouvo Record crank set in very good condition.

   RE:RE:MISC:   TA Pro 3 Vis (TA Professional 3-pin) posted by Kurt K. on 12/30/2005 at 12:20:36 AM
You have mail, Randy. May be interested.

Warren, email me and LMK how much shipping on that would run.

P.S.: I noted that the Stronglight TS looks quite similar, but I don't believe chainwheels for those are as common.


     TA Pro 3 Vis (TA Professional 3-pin) posted by John E on 12/30/2005 at 8:24:32 PM
A year or two ago, I gave a French-threaded 52-42 170mm TA 3-pin crankset to a guy who was having a big bike parts yard sale. It probably had at least 2k miles on it, but my wife puts relatively little stress on bike frames and components.

FOR SALE:    posted by: mike on 12/28/2005 at 11:10:53 PM
anyone interseted in a raleigh robin hood framr/forks/cranks/handlebars $15
a nice set of raleigh full block pedals?$25

email me at sickcycles@optonline.net for pics

   RE:FOR SALE:    posted by Kurt K. on 12/29/2005 at 12:19:06 AM
See: http://www.schwinnbike.com/heritage/showthread.php?t=30314


AGE / VALUE:   Raleigh Pro decals posted by: Geo on 12/28/2005 at 5:59:31 PM
Hi all, I have a question regarding the decals on a Limited edition Mink/silver Professional. On Retro Raleighs they describe the fork labels as the "ribbon" type 531. Mine were the triangular type (one is missing and the other is trashed; the adhesion of paint on chrome seems to be less that stellar; was this common?)

The "L.E." decal on mine is an oval with "Limited Edition" around the perimiter and what appears to be a white rubber stamped number in the center but NOT "_____ of 500" as they describe on the Retro example. Has anyone seen (or have) one of these? Once again, I've tried to post a pic of the frame... thanks and Happy New Year to all.


AGE / VALUE:   Cilo??? posted by: Randy on 12/27/2005 at 11:58:23 PM
Just when I begin to thik that I am getting a better understanding of dating a bicycle, something new surfaces. When did "braze on" fixtures begin? For example, this old Cilo on Ebay (7206523358) has water bottle mounts included as part of the frame? Would that be considered original? I am not dumping on the bicycle - it is really quite nice. I was just wondering if anyone had information pertaining to the "braze-on" technology and vintage lightweight bicycles? Merry Christmas and wishes for a good New Year.

   Cilo posted by John E on 12/28/2005 at 11:15:48 PM
I have never seen braze-on water bottle mounts on a bike of that vintage; certainly none of the circa 1960 Capo Modell Campagnolos I have seen have them. Back in those days, single and dual handlebar-mounted water bottles were the norm.

VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Parkes Lightweight posted by: Stephan Bianchi on 12/27/2005 at 8:16:33 PM
I have a Parkes Lightweight probably made by Sun Bicycles in Birmingham after being taken over by Raliegh but before 1965. It's purple and had a single chainwheel and a five-speed rear cluster with a brazed-on Simplex shifter and Simplex drop-outs. It had Strada brakes, steel hubs without quick releases. Serial # SL148. Does anyone know anything more about this bike? Thanks!