[CR]Re: Raleigh Competition Eras

(Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2004)

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?

harvey sachs
mcLean va