[CR]Re: Raleigh Competition Eras


Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 20:30:50 -0400
From: HM & SS Sachs <sachs@erols.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, Raoul.L.Delmare@worldnet.att.net
Subject: [CR]Re: Raleigh Competition Eras

Raoul Delmare wrote (but I snip to focus on one paragraph):

very basically, it was like this ,

Raleigh Competition Mark II "second generation" approximately early to middle 1970's T.A. & Huret components from France Huret dropouts in the frame-set lugs were those lovely semi-fancy Raleigh "Exclusive Capella" fully-sloping fork crown the only color choice was - elegant black first frames had "3 main tubes" Reynolds 531 , later frames were entirely Reynolds 531 with double butting where appropriate +++++++++++++== The one I have came with Nervar Cranks, and is of the 531 DB subspecies (as far as I can tell the Nervars were original, and I can't imagine retrofitting with 'em).

Now, I do have three questions:

I'm sure it had sew-ups (differentiated from the non-racing Gran Sport), but not sure if the hubs should have been plain old Normandy, or the Luxe Competition? What kind of seat post? What derailleurs?

Thanks
harvey sachs
mcLean va