Wed, Apr 12 2006 12:00 am |
I didn’t recognize Jeff at first, but when Toby pointed to the fork leg sticker, it all became clear… Check out Jeff’s old DG kit; man, I wonder how much that went for on eBay… I bet it was four figures, easy… credit: James Ayres
This was the bike Jeff raced on back in the day. From what he and Toby told me, the Raleigh guys took BMX as seriously back then as they do road bike stuff today. That frame was hand made, using state-of-the-art tubing, and was totally a one-off bike. Check out where the fork dropouts are on the fork legs – crazy!
If you had super eagle eyes, you’d be able to read that sticker at the top of the down tube – “Guaranteed built with Reynolds butted tubing…” And Jeff autographed it; this is another one of those deals that went for four figures… On second thought, I wonder if he even sold it. Like I said, that was a one-off deal…
Check out the brake bracket on the seat stays. It might be custom, but man, that’s ugly…
The dropouts were one of the most shocking things on the bike; they were actually normal sized!
This is a great example of how things come full circle. Jeff’s bike (and many like it back then) used a Euro BB.
The chrome’s got some wear on it, but for being almost 30 years old, we’d say those don’t look that bad (the chrome plating, that is).