In a message dated 1/10/2002 7:48:38 PM Eastern Standard Time, email@example.com writes:
<< robin's egg blue >> That sounds like my first "good" bike! The blue, BTW. is "lagoon blue" which was Carlton's race colors.
My Competition looked pretty much like the concurrent Gran Sport. Never understood how or why they were differentiated in the Raleigh line. It had a white main frame with blue head tube and band on seat tube. I think I bought it in 1972, brand new, but being the previous year's model and so I got it for $180.00. (List was $225.00?) Equipment:
- Reynolds 531 full db set. - Zeus dropouts front and rear. - Chrome up 8" or so on forks & rear stays. - Integral full sloping fork crown. - Plain Bocama lugs. - GB stem & bar - White sort of linear pattern plastic bar tape. - Weinmann centerpull brakes - Simplex Competition (Delrin) derailleurs - Zeus crankset, (model "Criterium"?) with the narrow chain ring attachment ala' Stronglight 49. - Atom QR high flange hubs with 27" Weinmann dimpled aluminum rims. - Brook B-15 standard saddle/ plain straight aluminum seat post. - Hutchinson 27 x 1 1/4" tires