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 Post subject: 1985 Raleigh Competition
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:01 pm 
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Just as I found it, 100% original...

The bar tape had cling film wrapped around it when I first bought it!

The Vredestein Tyres are original and still hold air, albeit they are slightly cracked.

I guess this is probably as close to NOS as you will find one of these...

Frame: Reynolds 531c Competition Set with 'Shot-In' Backstays, Gipemme Forged Ends & Prugnat Lugs.

Fork: Reynolds 531 Taper Gauge Blades, Internally Brazed Sloping Fork Crown, Gipemme Forged Ends, Chrome Finish.

Headset: Tange New Levin
Stem: SR Apex Forged Alloy
Handlebar: SR Custom Engraved Italienne Alloy Bend
Bar Tape: Ambrosio Cushioned Tape

Brake Levers: Weinmann
Brake Calipers: Weinmann 405 QR Recessed Fitting
Brake Pads: Weinmann
Brake Cables: Generic

Shifters: Suntour
Front Derailleur: Suntour Cyclone II
Rear Derailleur: Suntour Cyclone II
Derailleur Cables: Generic
Cassette: Suntour NW6000 Silver 13-14-15-17-19-21T
Chain: Sedisport Black/Silver
Cranks: Sugino GS Long Arm
Chainrings: Sugino Alloy Detachable 52/42T
Bottom Bracket: Tange
Pedals: SR SP12 Platform Alloy

Rims: Weinmann High Strength Narrow Section Eyeletted Alloy
Hubs: Normandy Luxe Competition Small Flange Alloy
Hub Skewers: Spidel
Nipples: Generic
Spokes: Rustless Double Butted
Tyres: 700 X 20C Vredestein Racer High Pressure
Tubes: Generic

Saddle: ISCA 407 Beige
Seatpost: SR Laprade Aero Alloy
Seatpost Binder: Allen Bolt Adjustment

Bottle Cage:
Extras: Frame Fitting Inflator (not fitted), 'Comet' Wheel Reflectors, Wide Angle Rear Reflector (not fitted), Sakae Toeclips with Sturmey Archer Sportif Straps.

Weight: approx 10.4 kilo's (23lb)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:01 pm 
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Absolutely gorgeous!

Love the R531 badge with 50years of winning, i hadn't seen one like that.

Its interesting to see the different parts the Competition has throughout the 80's.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:18 pm 
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Many thanks

The R531 decal is in addition to the 531c one on the seat tube.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:12 pm 
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ive just bought the exact same bike!
although not in as beautiful condition


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:17 pm 
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The one on eBay? £122?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:31 pm 
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No it was a garage find


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:18 pm 
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That's absolutely shocking. I love it.

Be careful with the tyres though. Mine rode okay but fell to bits when I took them off.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:57 pm 
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kirko wrote:
No it was a garage find


Let's see some pics then please!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:23 pm 
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Location: Pontefract, West Yorkshire , England
I ve got one of these. I would say it's nearly as good as yours. Have a look. Cheers.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:32 am 
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Top class. Best Ive seen.


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