Not only is the Raleigh one of the oldest cycling brands of the world, it also is popular for its racing heritage. At the peak of sportive triumph stood the Dutch cycling Team TI Raleigh which was extremely successful from the 1970s to the 1980s.Many famous champions rode in this équipe, among them Joop Zoetemelk, Jan Raas, Gerrie Knetemann, Hennie Kuiper, Dave Lloyd, Urs Freuler, Johan van der Velde and Didi Thurau.Success does not come without fans and admirers who are keen to identify themselves with the stars and some marketing to feed their needs.In these years several 10- and 12-speed models tried to give amateurs and professionals alike the possibility to join the ranks of Raleigh road bike racers.Our Raleigh Competition from 1970s is one of these bikes. The frame and its stays were built using Raleigh 531 butted tubes and was painted in a black.Regarding the components, you will have a hard time to find some which weren't branded by Raleigh. The familiar logo is literally everywhere - on cranks, derailleurs, brakes, stem, seatpost or shifters. The classic 70s Larcia saddle in NOS condition and Mavic rims round it up then.Checked, lubed and where needed, parts have been changed for new ones. Classic ride in style!
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