I thought would add my two cents to the thread about Raleigh quality. I know very little about build quality but do spend a lot of time on my bike doing long distance brevets. I have many choices - mid 70s Colnago Super, a Fuso Lux, early 70's Motobecane Team Champion, 80's Casati Perfection, a touring Rih, and off topic carbon fiber - but if the ride is 300k or longer, give me my Raleigh International. With a light load of 8-10 lbs of food, clothes and tools, the International offers the right mix of stability, comfort and even liveliness up the hills. I am very impressed.