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FS: 1985 Raleigh Competition 12 56cm £150 *sold*
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Author:  Fifthgrace [ Sat May 26, 2018 10:47 am ]
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One of the best reads on this forum! I hope you become life long buddies....

Author:  Midlife [ Sat May 26, 2018 1:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: FS: 1985 Raleigh Competition 12 56cm £150

Can't beat sloping all chrome forks and fastback seat stays :) no mudguard eyes either.....

Author:  mx1000 [ Sat May 26, 2018 2:02 pm ]
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Deal, at least for parts!!!!!!

Author:  Ascari49 [ Sat May 26, 2018 2:16 pm ]
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I can't wait to get this now....


I can't find the exact spec it should have been as there doesn't seem to be auk 1985 catalogue online anywhere.... Looking at the year before and after it seems Suntour Cyclone 2 gears but I like the Shimano that are on it.... Although campag nuovo gran sport looks like a nice option and was supplied on the competition in the 80's.... Thoughts?

Author:  Ascari49 [ Sat May 26, 2018 2:17 pm ]
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White bar tape and buff hoods?

Author:  nonowt [ Sat May 26, 2018 11:46 pm ]
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Yep, white tape and gum hoods. Great bike. More info on the 85 comp here:

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=267608&start=0

And a 1985 catalogue is someway down this Flickr page:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54329998@ ... 841116851/

Author:  Ascari49 [ Sat May 26, 2018 11:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: FS: 1985 Raleigh Competition 12 56cm £150

Thank you, I had seen them already....I would like to get a copy of a1985 catalogue but I'm beginning to think they are rarer than a clean professional cyclist....

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun May 27, 2018 2:37 am ]
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I'd stick with the shimano as it works whereas anything else from that period is a bit fernickety

Author:  kermitgreenkona88 [ Sun May 27, 2018 3:22 am ]
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legrandefromage wrote:
I'd stick with the shimano as it works whereas anything else from that period is a bit fernickety


With all due reverence to the 'King of the skip monkeys'. 1985 was pre mass market indexed shifting so everything was a bit pernickety, most of the basic designs from all the major companies had not changed since the early 70's....

So ya pays yer money and takes ya choice :!: :!: :!:

:wink: :lol:

Author:  legrandefromage [ Sun May 27, 2018 9:06 am ]
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1985 was Dura-Ace indexed so why not stick with the big S.

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