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 Post subject: 1985 Raleigh Competition
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:03 pm 
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Location: Nederland
This is as close as possible to a barn find, I guess. The owner bought this bike from a bike mechanic that had it at the attic still in boxes, never assembled. He assembled it, rode it a few times, but lost interest and stored in the attic.
This bike is in near new condition, very evident by the light suede saddle. The frame has a few scratches from standing against the wall, but as the tires were deflated during storage, they seem to be good as well. Not a top bike, but surely a nice example.

Here the specs, fully original:

Frame: 1985 Raleigh Competition, Worksop build from 510SL tubing

Fork: Raleigh from 501

Headset: Shimano 105
Stem: SR Custom
Handlebar: SR Custom

Brake Levers:
Brake Calipers: Shimano 105

Shifters: Shimano 600EX
Front Derailleur: Shimano 600EX
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 600EX
Casette: Shimano 600EX

Cranks: Shimano 600EX

Rims: Weinmann 513E
Hubs: Shimano 105
Tyres: Vredestein Racer

Saddle: ISCA 407
Seatpost: SR

Bottle cage: Zefal

Weight: 10.5kg (23lbs)


I will give it a full service and as I still have an almost new set of 600EX calipers, I will probably exchange those for the 105's.
This will go to Italy to have some nice rides there.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:45 pm 
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Location: Wakefield, Yorkshire
Wow, a great find, a real 'time warp' machine. Even, as you say, not a top machine it's still very nice and should ride well.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:15 am 
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Location: Brisbane, Australia
Very nice find. She's a beauty good to see you'll get some use out of it.

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