Reader’s Rides Feb 4, 2011



This week’s Reader’s Rides entry showcases what I refer to as “classic steel” and “new school whips”. Anthony’s Raleigh track versus Stefano’s Faggin. Which one do you like better? Well, I’ve got more photos of Anthony’s Raleigh below. This thing’s a real looker!

Check out more photos below!


Here, Anthony walks us through the build:

“I wanted to share with you one of my rides, a 1975 Raleigh Team Professional Track. The story that goes with the frame is that it was raced by the Raleigh Team in the 1975 UCI World Track Championships and presumably other races around that period. Josh at Arc En Ciel, here in Somerville MA, pick up the frame at a show. It passed through a few hands in Boston, then finally to me – I actually collect Raleighs as well as Italian track bikes.”


“I built it up close to period correct. Unicanitor over Brooks though and here it wears its “Winter’ wheels – Campy rims with period Record hubs on tubulars – I always ride those year round. Later 3TTT bars and stem, but still the same design, bless them, as the ’70s.”


Guys, you’re really going to let snow-covered Massachusetts reign over the Reader’s Rides? I know you Cali kids have some nice Sunday whips. Send them over but remember the basics. If you don’t follow these rules, they won’t get posted:

-Include one drive-side shot: Get down level with your bike and try to capture it all in photograph from the drive-side.

-Include one detail shot: I want to see what makes this bike stand out from the rest! A nice lug shot or maybe a detail component shot would be ideal.

-Resolution: Please! Send me photos at least 800px wide!

-No Crap: Readers want to see beautiful bicycles, not clunkers. No offense to the beautiful beaters of the world!

You can submit the photos via email or post them on the Prolly is not Probably Facebook!

  • jordan

    the raleigh all the way!!!
    I have a ’70 team professional track frameset that was raced in the 70′-71′ world champion sprint competition. Almost all period parts too except like above the stem/bars (still on the hunt)

  • Aleksej

    I love the Faggin. Lo pro all the way!

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  • Faggin

    What seat is that on the Faggin?

  • shane

    Lo Pro is cool, so are funny frames. But.. i’m 99% sure that that faggin is not lo pro, it just has it’s rear wheel lifted.

  • Ste

    About faggin… saddle is a san marco zoncolan racing and frame is a custom made low pro 28×28 (3 to 4 negative degree angle, same as mash). Ciao and thanks a lot for your comments i’ll forward them to massimo and cristina faggin.