1987 Raleigh Granada Tourer - The "replace everything" build


Dirt Disciple
Not sure if this really fits with the 'retrobike' ethos but I have recently finished building up a 1987 Raleigh Granada frame with some more modern components.


Slightly different to how Raleigh originally sold it:


I got the frame as a 'freebie' while picking up another retrobike off a local Facebook marketplace seller, had it sat around for a while.

The only original parts are the frame, fork, and BB cable guide! Frame and fork sand-blasted and powder coated to keep the rust out.

Planning a short test ride today to see how it rolls!

Parts list:
  • Shimano FC-2450 Claris 50/34 Crankset
  • Shimano BB ES25 Octalink Bottom Bracket
  • Shimano Claris STI brake lever / shifters
  • Shimano Claris RD-2400 Rear Derailleur
  • Shimano FD-4600 Front Derailleur
  • Tektro R559 Brake callipers
  • Shimano HB-T3000 Front Hub
  • Shimano FH-T3000 Rear Hub
  • Shimano CS-HG41-8 cassette
  • Ryde ZAC 19 Rims front and rear
  • Jack Brown 'Green' Tyres - 700x33.3c
  • Brand-X 1 Inch Threaded Loose Ball Headset
  • No-name 1" - 1 1/8" Quill Stem adapter
  • Truvativ 80mm 7º Stem
  • Tioga 'T-bone' seatpost
  • Madison Flux Saddle
  • Jtek Clamp-On Double Frame Cable Stop
  • Zoom Anatomic BT-FOV Alloy Drop Handlebars - 25.4mm
  • M Part Front Derailleur Clamp for Braze On - 28.6 mm
  • SIMPLA Ubiquit Mudguards
  • KMC Z8 Chain
  • Wilko plastic pedals (for now)
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Dirt Disciple
That looks awesome! How did it ride in the end? It looks so modern
Rides great once I got some pedals with clips. Have taken off the mudguards for summer and enjoying it a lot. It fits me just right and it's comfortable for long rides and hours in the saddle.
Still trying to get the bars and hoods aligned just right though.