DunnoDo you think the posh brands Mercian Hewitt Bob Jackson etc ride better than the mass produced bikes of Raleigh Dawes etc, like for like tubing wise??
Best handling bike i had back in the day was a Raleigh 531C Luxe, a mass produced affair from the the Raleigh catalogue.
And i had had Mexicos, Masters and a few custom builds.
The raleigh also built into a sub 20lb bike with clinchers and 600 Tricolour groupset. At that point, i'd given up on Exotica