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Raleigh Compeition Roadster

GranSport // Roadster // Carlton // 1977

Frame:
Raleigh/Carlton // Reynolds/Campagnolo

Fork/Headset:
Reynolds/Campagnolo // Dura-Ace NJS

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Dura-Ace // Dura-Ace NJS

Pedals:
MKS

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Sturmey-Archer // Spécialités TA // Connex

Handlebars/Stem:
Velo Orange // GB

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks // Dura-Ace NJS

Brakes:
Dura-Ace // Dia-Compe

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
HplusSon // Dura-Ace NJS // Hoshi NJS // Schwalbe

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
HplusSon // Dura-Ace NJS // Hoshi NJS // Schwalbe

More Info:
61t chainwheel/22t sprocket // 75.5 GI // 2.77 ratio

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. Stage 3
  4. Stage 4

Current Stage Info:

New photos coming soon.

Added by Seamuis. Last updated about 2 months ago.

18 Comments

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

Oozing class

Posted 8 months ago

Caltex

Caltex says:

Nice, need more photos.

Posted 9 months ago

Seamuis

Seamuis says:

Thanks mate. I had quite a few, for pervious iterations, but chose to delete them after making quite a few changes to the setup. I’ll take more very soon.

Posted 9 months ago

steelbuddie

steelbuddie says:

Nice and classy :-)

Posted over 1 year ago

Seamuis

Seamuis says:

Thanks mate, much appreciated. You have some seriously classy bikes as well.

Posted over 1 year ago

dickeysezso

dickeysezso says:

Beautiful build. Love your style with the mix of old/new components. Looks like a super fun bike.

Posted over 1 year ago

pearleen

pearleen says:

so you ditched the pauls and threw mafac's on this ? what's the story here ? :-)

Posted over 1 year ago

Seamuis

Seamuis says:

Simply put, I noticed no discernible difference in performance between the Paul's and the MAFAC's when pushed to their limits. The Paul's offer a few advantages like larger choices in pad styles, slightly longer reach, a little lighter. But that's not worth the much larger extra cost to me. I hand polished the MAFAC's and they look every bit as good mounted on the frame as the Paul's, and I got a good offer from an employee at my LBS who was building a touring bike. The Paul's a great brakes, and offer things that will make them very appealing to most people over older brakes and I agree with that. But performance vs (the best) of the older models, it just isn't there. So $300+ vs $0 is an easy choice for me. I gave them a fair run, they just aren't better than what I had, where it counts to me.

Posted over 1 year ago

pearleen

pearleen says:

nice to know. i'm a daily (dual) mafac user... hell, with a non-machined 80es rim and original dot-pads I can block the front wheel quite easily. i just need to squeeze hard. rear wheel is another deal because of old cable, though.

granted my brakes are direct mount, that probably helps a little bit.

thanks for sharing your story !

Posted over 1 year ago

greg3rd48

greg3rd48 says:

Very eye-catching build. I love the '70s Raleighs. Now that is one heck of a chainring!

Posted almost 2 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

61/11. WOW. Does Clark Kent know you have his bike? Never noticed the center pulls were any better or worse. Old school brakes are pretty horrid. Hope the Paul's are better. Enjoy.

Posted almost 2 years ago

Seamuis

Seamuis says:

Most of the time I'm riding on 17t cog, middle of cassette. It's not about the size of the chainring it's about gear ratios. But when I want to put the hammer down, 11t. I'm doing a comparison between the Paul's and the best of the original MAFAC centerpulls. These competitions are nearly every bit as good as the Paul's, only lacking the ability to use more modern road brake cartridges. Very good brakes, that i pulled off a Peugeot py10 super comp.

Posted almost 2 years ago

pearleen

pearleen says:

i hope brake 1 doesn't fail while you are pushing 61:11 :-D

Posted over 2 years ago

pearleen

pearleen says:

how's the braking power on the pauls ? i am wondering..

Posted over 2 years ago

Seamuis

Seamuis says:

When you're on 61:11, you aren't thinking about stopping, just going faster.

Posted over 2 years ago

Seamuis

Seamuis says:

They're great, expensive but great. I also have a set of dura ace 7800 side pulls, which are good brakes, but I prefer center pulls, and Paul is the best available.

Posted over 2 years ago

JaKrazyM8

JaKrazyM8 says:

Classic 531 with monster gears! Very Kool.

Posted over 2 years ago

FABEL

FABEL says:

^ agreed. hardcore build on a classic frame w/ timeless styling. well done

Posted almost 2 years ago