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Raleigh of America Olympian

Picked this up the other day from a junk pile on the side of the road and cleaned and tuned it up, and replaced a few things. A little rusty, it could use a strip and repaint, but I love the original purple.

Raleigh Olympian- Raleigh 575sl tubing

OE fork, headset from the parts bin

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sakae SA crank w/ FSA 50/34t rings. OE sealed bottom bracket


FSA 50/34 chainrings, Shimano 14-28 7 speed freewheel, KMC Z-51 chain

Shimano Altus LT derailleurs. Shimano DT shifters

OE bars w/ Raleigh logo and Americam flag engraved on the sleeve, I believe they are made by Sakae. Medallion Kusuki 1000 stem

Bontrager RL saddle SR Laprade post

Diacompe 500 calipers. Diacompe Edge levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Sansin hub, Sun Mistral rim, Forte Strada 27x 1 1/4

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
OE Raleigh sealed hub, OE Raleigh rim made by Araya, Forte Strada

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. 14 speed

Current Stage Info:

The 13-21 6 speed was not working out too well, so I switched to a 14-28 7 speed and it seems a lot better.

Added by osiris419. Last updated over 9 years ago.

As of over 9 years ago, osiris419 has indicated that they no longer own this bike.



Mshap0352 says:

Super awesome, it reminds me of my project bike! But the engraved us flag makes it way cooler! Favorited.

Posted over 10 years ago


osiris419 says:

Thanks man. I have to take some more pics of it and put them up. I also changed the gearing and saddle recently. I see that you were in the Corps, I was too.

Posted over 10 years ago