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

Denton Cycles Raleigh Ilkeston SBDU 753R Campagnolo Super Record 50th Anniversary Group

A new addition to the Denton collection... an almost unused Denton 753R ordered from TI-Raleigh's Specialist Bicycle Development Unit (SBDU). This bike, SB6398, dates from the very beginning of 1984 and was ordered by Hughie from Denton Cycles. It is fitted with a rather special group set, a limited edition Campagnolo Super Record 50th Anniversary … Continue reading Denton Cycles Raleigh Ilkeston SBDU 753R Campagnolo Super Record 50th Anniversary Group

Raleigh SB4059

Denton Cycles gave me my passion for TI-Raleigh and the Specialist Bicycle Development Unit (SBDU) Ilkeston

I remember quite clearly, I was working at Dentons, when I must have been on one of my many errands - being the new boy on Employment Training, it was me that would have various tasks such as getting the pools coupons (pre Lottery) or go to Clarke's Fish and Chip shop on Westgate Hill for … Continue reading Denton Cycles gave me my passion for TI-Raleigh and the Specialist Bicycle Development Unit (SBDU) Ilkeston

Denton Cycles

My very own frame

I recently spent a week in Lincolnshire, on the very edge of Coningsby, to build my first frame under the superb guidance of Dave Yates. From a box of tubes and fittings at 9 am on Monday morning to a fully built frame and forks by noon on Friday. I wrote daily accounts on my … Continue reading My very own frame

TI-Raleigh SBDU Ilkeston Randonneur Reynolds 753 Details

Denton Cycles Randonneur Reynolds 753 SBDU Ilkeston Built 1985

This came to me as a frame and forks a couple of years ago. The full bike had turned up at a workshop in Hexham and was posted as a topic on Retrobike. It appealed to me because of it's link to Dentons and also that it had clearly been built by Raleigh's Specialist Bicycle Development … Continue reading Denton Cycles Randonneur Reynolds 753 SBDU Ilkeston Built 1985