1972 Raleigh Sports?


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irideiam

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 27, 2010
573
161
El Lago, TX 77586, USA
#1
I am new to vintage Raleighs, Should the head tube lugs on this 1972 Sports frame have welded seams at the bottom?
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juvela

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 2, 2014
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Playa del Rey, United States
#3
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These lugs are manufactured from stamped steel sheet and welded.

"Usually" manufacturers dress the weld do some degree so it appears better than here.

(keep in mind that 1972 was the peak of the boom and corners we being cut to meet sales demand)

If curious as to how lugs, crowns and shells are fabricated this site gives information -

https://fietssite.jouwweb.nl/13/13e

Lots to explore here... ;)


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irideiam

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 27, 2010
573
161
El Lago, TX 77586, USA
#4
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These lugs are manufactured from stamped steel sheet and welded.

"Usually" manufacturers dress the weld do some degree so it appears better than here.

(keep in mind that 1972 was the peak of the boom and corners we being cut to meet sales demand)

If curious as to how lugs, crowns and shells are fabricated this site gives information -

https://fietssite.jouwweb.nl/13/13e

Lots to explore here... ;)


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Cool thanks.
 

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