My TI-Raleigh Specialist Bicycle Development Unit (SBDU) Collection

It started with my first SB numbered frame in December 2011, and it quickly moved to two then three then ten and so on. From just wanting to own a TI-Raleigh Team Pro 753, I now have a comprehensive collection of SBDU frames that display most of the frame types, frame tubing and design styles that were used at Ilkeston and Nottingham, the collection has even moved into Raleigh’s Special Products Division and Raleigh’s Carlton Worksop facility. There are still gaps and the searching has become specific to allow me to fill those gaps. However, if a good frame at a good deal comes along, it is difficult to say no!

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Worksop Carlton Raleigh 1968 Raleigh C4619 948 Frame and Fork Drive Side

1968 C4619 (948) Reynolds 531

G4582-1972-Dave-Rollinson-TI-Raleigh-Team-Bike-MK-IV-Raleigh-Professional

1972 G4582 ‘DR’ Reynolds 531

1974 SBDU SB9

1974 SB9 Reynolds 531

Gunter Haritz GH6175 1975 531 TI-Raleigh Team Track Frame

1975 GH6175 Reynolds 531

Motor Paced Stayer Frame and Fork

1975 No Frame Number Reynolds 531

SBDU 1975 SB95 Frame

1975 SB95 Reynolds 531

Bob Jackson Reynolds 753 SB498

1975 SB498 Reynolds 753

Hennie Kuiper HK276 1976 TI-Raleigh Road Frame

1976 HK276 Reynolds 753

SB518 SBDU Ilkeston 1976 TI-Raleigh Team Pro Reynolds 531 Double Butted Frame and Fork

1976 SB518 Reynolds 531

SB632 1976 SBDU 753 Track Frame

1976 SB632 Reynolds 753

Nervex Professional Lugs SB662 1976 SBDU Bike

1976 SB662 Reynolds 753

SB664 1976 TI-Raleigh SBDU Ilkeston Reynolds 753 Carlton Capella and Haden

1976 SB664 Reynolds 753

SB1038-Late-1976-Early-1977-Reynolds-531-SBDU-Ilkeston-Team-Pro-Frame-Only

1977 SB1038 Reynolds 531

SB1500 1977 SBDU Ilkeston 753 Time Trial Special Image

1977 SB1500 Reynolds 753

Carlton Capella 1977 Reynolds 753 SBDU Ilkeston Frame and Fork

1977 SB1625 Reynolds 753

SH377T SBDU Reynolds 753 Pursuit Track Frame and Fork Complete

1977 SH.3.77 T Reynolds 753

SB1861 1977 SBDU Ilkeston Reynolds 531 TI-Raleigh Team Pro

1977 SB1861 Reynolds 531

Jan Raas JR 1 78 T SBDU Ilkeston TI-Raleigh Track Frame

1978 JR.1.78 T Reynolds 531

SB1995 SBDU Ilkeston Reynolds 753 Road Frame

1978 SB1995 Reynolds 753

1978 SB2476 Reynolds 753 SBDU Time Trial Special

1978 SB2476 Reynolds 753

SB2589 Raleigh Ilkeston SBDU 'Special' Reynolds 753 1978 Road Frame

1978 SB2589 Reynolds 753

TI-Raleigh-Team-Cees-Priem-CP179-Reynolds-753-Road-Frame-and-Fork

1979 CP.1.79 Reynolds 753

Raleigh SBDU Ilkeston Time Trial Special 753 1979 SB2692 H591

1979 SB2692 Reynolds 753

1979 SB3235 Reynolds 753

SB3327 1979 SBDU Ilkeston Raleigh Reynolds 753 Time Trial Special

1979 SB3327 Reynolds 753

SB3337 1979 TI-Raleigh Team Pro 753 Frame and Fork

1979 SB3337 Reynolds 753

Alan Oakley's Raleigh Dynaflite 753 Bike

1979? Alan Oakley Dynaflite 753 Ovoid

SB3505 1980 SBDU Ilkeston TI-Raleigh Team Pro Reynolds 753 Frame

1980 SB3505 Reynolds 753

SB3800 SBDU Ilkeston 1980 TI-Raleigh Team Pro 753 Complete Bike

1980 SB3800 Reynolds 753

SB4005 1980 SBDU Ilkeston Reynolds 753 Frame

1980 SB4005 Reynolds 753

1980 Raleigh 753 SB4039

1980 SB4039 Reynolds 753

SB4059 1980 TI-Raleigh Team Pro Reynolds 753 Team 80 Specification

1980 SB4059 Reynolds 753

1981 WB1002137 Reynolds 531

SBDU Ilkeston 753 Dynaflite 1981 SB4409 753 Aero Tubing Original Transfers

1981 SB4409 Reynolds 753 Ovoid

SB4933 1981 SBDU Ilkeston Reynolds 531SL TI-Raleigh

1981 SB4933 Reynolds 531SL

SB4944 SBDU Ilkeston Team Reynolds 531SL

1982 SB4944 Reynolds 531SL

SB5084 1982 SBDU Ilkeston Reynolds 531SL Team Cyclo Cross Paint Renovator

1982 SB5084 Reynolds 531SL

SB5377 SBDU Ilkeston 753 TI-Raleigh 1982

1982 SB5377 Reynolds 753

Handlebar Wrapping SB5422 Reynolds 753 SBDU Drive Side

1982 SB5422 Reynolds 753

Raleigh SBDU Ilkeston Time Trial Special 1982 SB5464 Frame

1982 SB5464 Reynolds 531SL

SB5794 1983 SBDU Ilkeston 531c Metric

1983 SB5794 Reynolds 531c

SB6398 SBDU Ilkeston Reynolds 753R Campagnolo Super Record 50th Anniversary

1984 SB6398 Reynolds 753R

SBDU Ilkeston Panasonic Raleigh Services des Courses Reynolds 531 1984 SB6560

1984 SB6560 Reynolds 531c

SBDU Ilkeston SB6827 1984 Reynolds 531c Campagnolo 1010B Fork End

1984 SB6827 Reynolds 531c

SB7121 1985 753R SBDU Ilkeston TI-Raleigh Road Frame

1985 SB7121 Reynolds 753T

SB7219 1985 SBDU Ilkeston Raleigh 531 Pro Super (Part Chrome)

1985 SB7219 Reynolds 531P

SB7393 1985 SBDU Ilkeston Reynolds 531 Professional

1985 SB7393 Reynolds 531P

TI-Raleigh SBDU Ilkeston Randonneur Reynolds 753

1985 SB7657 Reynolds 753R

Raleigh SBDU Ilkeston TI-Raleigh SB7660 1985 Randonneur Frameset

1985 SB7660 Reynolds 531c

SB8200 1986 SBDU Ilkeston 531c Randonneur

1986 SB8200 Reynolds 531c

SB8790 1987 SBDU Nottingham 531c Lo Pro Road Frameset and Box

1987 SB8790 Reynolds 531c

Raleigh-SBDU-Track-Bike-Reynolds-531c-SBDU-Nottingham-SB8850

1988 SB8850 Reynolds 531c

SB8851 SBDU Nottingham 1988 Reynolds 753R Services des Courses Frame Non Drive Side

1988 SB8851 Reynolds 753R

SB8868 SBDU Nottingham 753R Raleigh Banana 753 Fork Blades

1988 SB8868 Reynolds 753R

SB8945 SBDU Nottingham 1988 Reynolds 753R Services des Courses

1988 SB8945 Reynolds 753R

SB9000 SBDU Nottingham Reynolds 753R Raleigh Banana Low Profile Frame and Fork

1988 SB9000 Reynolds 753R

Raleigh Castorama Reynolds 753 SBW9262

1990 SBW9262 Reynolds 753

SB9529 Raleigh Special Products Division Dynatech Low Profile Frame

1992 SB9529 Reynolds 2070

TI40-192 40th Anniversary Frameset

2020 TI40-192 Reynolds 753

Within the collection of SBDU frames there are examples of Metric and Imperial Reynolds tubing. Reynolds 531 Double Butted, Reynolds 531SL, Reynolds 531c, Reynolds 531 Professional, Reynolds 753, Reynolds 753R, Reynolds 753T and Reynolds 753 Ovoid.

Frame features include Carlton Capella lugs, Prugnat 62, Prugnat S, Bocama and Cinelli. RGF bottom brackets, Haden, Cinelli SCM and CCM. Bottom Bracket designs including plain, 2 slot, 4 slot, top routed, bottom routed and with plastic Raleigh guides. Seat stays in single taper and double taper with fast back or side attached options. Seat stay caps topped with Scalloped ends, plain flat ends and the signature over size end, there are even miniature Raleigh badged end caps.

Fork crowns including Cinelli, Cinelli CC, SC and SCA, Vagner, Davis and Fischer with round, narrow oval and wide oval blades (Continental and New Continental).

Road, Track, Time Trial, Randonneur, Cyclo Cross, 650c Low Profile, 24″ Low Profile in Road and Track and even an SBDU ‘Special’ Dynaflite and a Motor Paced Stayer.

Frame ends including Campagnolo 1010, 1010/A, 1010/B, drilled and Campagnolo Portacatena, Campagnolo 1053, 1060, Shimano UFP-10 and Shimano SF Vertical.

Team frames from René PijnenGünter Haritz, Hennie Kuiper, Cees Priem and Jan Raas.

Many frames are in beautiful original condition and a couple of them are still to be ridden for the very first time.

My collection covers frames from 1968 at Raleigh/Carlton Worksop then 1974 at SBDU Ilkeston, through to the relocation to Nottingham and even SB numbered frames from 1992 produced by Raleigh’s Special Products Division. There is even a 40th anniversary 753 frameset.

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