Raleigh Competition Classic Road Bike 1970s

Special Price €1,124.00
Regular Price €1,499.00
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ID: 15304
Manufacturer: Raleigh
Size: 59 cm
Condition: The bike is in good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. Paintwork and decals are original. All parts have been thoroughly checked and are working fine.
Era: 1970s
Available in store: Wilhelmstr. 91, 10117 Berlin (SVBC)
Product ID: 15304
Not only is the Raleigh one of the oldest cycling brands of the world, it also is popular for its racing heritage. Which leads us to the second brand name on this bike: Carlton.

Carlton has been a very old road bike manufacture from Worksop, England. The much larger Raleigh bought Carlton to have facilities capable of building real high class bikes.
And indeed, the know-how of Carlton Cycles proved to be very beneficial for Raleigh.
It even led to the set-up of their famous Specialist Bicycle Development Unit. The result were numerous championships for Raleigh-sponsored teams

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.
However, in 1981, Carlton Cycles was shut down and the brand disappeared from the market.

Our Raleigh Carlton Competition is one of the bikes which came from the factory in Worksop and were still to proudly bear the name of Carlton Cycles.
The bike we have here seems to have been made around 1976 for the continental market with the specifications reminding of the regular Gran Sport model and a copper paintjob and Campagnolo Record setup which were usually to be found on the Raleigh International.

Further parts include a Cinelli Cockpit plus saddle and Weinmann center-pull brakes, including rare Mathauser brakepads!

Not heavy at all with its Reynolds 531 frameset, and stable enough for fast riding, this bike provides all the necessary comfort you would expect from a machine on which you can jaunt for a long Sunday afternoon in the countryside. You can, of course, tackle a historic bicycle race as well.
Frame & Fork Raleigh Carlton; Reynolds 531 tubing
Front Derailleur Campagnolo Record 1st generation
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Headset Original
Crankset Campagnolo Super Record; 170mm; 52/42
Bottom Bracket Campagnolo
Stem Cinelli 1A 110mm
Stem bar Cinelli campione del mondo; 42cm
Shifters Campagnolo Record
Brakes Weinmann Center Pull - Mathauser brake pads
Brake levers Weinmann
Hubs Campagnolo Record
Rims Super Champion Competition Medaille d'Or; 700c tubular
Tires Continental Giro Competition
Seat post Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Seat Cinelli Unicanitor
Handlebar tape Cotton cloth
Pedal included
Chain Sibeck
Seat Tube (c-t): 59 cm
Top Tube (c-c): 57 cm
Head Tube: 57 cm
Standover: 16 cm
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