Team Raleigh Track

“Red and yellow, kill a fellow…”

Maybe that’s why I love these old Team Raleigh track bikes? There’s something venomous about them. Like some predatory beast, I loved looking at the old photos of British steel eating their competition alive on the boards. The last time I was in Melbourne, I shot another Northside Wheelers in-store display, classic racing track machine, that bright red Cecil Walker. They’re both the same owner, with an impeccable taste for steel race machines.

This one’s a keeper! See more for yourself in the Gallery!

  • Powell

    Love the headbadge detail. This bike is stunning. Every time one comes up on eBay, my soul sinks a little bit. Going to have to pull the trigger and swoop one up before it’s too late and all of them are stuck inside one crazy track enthusiast’s airplane hanger full of bicycles.

    • http://theazzman.com azzman

      that is the truth, and it happens more than i liked for it to. I am still hunting for 2 different 53cm frames that I will probably never find and if I do I will have to give up my first born for. ( 3rensho, and cdale track)

  • Manuel Maille

    where is the sherif hub ? ;)

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      The bike predates CRecord. These are 151 BCD Pista cranks…

  • kasual

    Can’t get enough of this stunning bike. All time favourite livery and the polished lugs on the head tube are fantastic. Great job with the photos.

  • summerway

    own one of them)

  • Paris Samuel France

    so beautiful and loving that paint job.

  • Adrian Atanacio

    biplane forks. <3

  • Sammy Dirksz

    Is it one made in Amsterdam made by Jan Le Grand? The drilling, lugs and time span make me think so…
    It’s a beauty though!

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      Nope. It was very common to Campy drill track ends in that era… drillium was in every builder’s MO.

      • Sammy Dirksz

        True that, if not LeGrand, any idea who did?