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raleigh olympian

80's lugged steel road bike. Found this bueaty at working bikes chicago the pain is practically pristine... no chipps or rust, just a couple of scratches. this baby has spent its days hung on the wall, it's in far better shap than most reconditioned to work bikes. it has been babied. thanks to whomever this used to belong too! i'm going to ride it

Raleigh Olympian 54cm with long top tube

Raleigh/cane creek

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano 600/shimano

Shimano-pd M520

53+40/13-19 (or 14-19)/Suntour/Shimano/kmc

shimano 600/suntour index downtube shifters 6spd

Raleigh/gran compe

Gyes Black Leather with copper rails & Rivits/unknown brand

Can Creek SCR-5 Black Gekos with Silver levers & Tektro 5996 brake arms

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Volocity Fusion 36h/suntour/victoria rubino pro(color undecided)

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Volocity Fusion 36h/suntour/victoria rubino pro(color undecided)

Cabon water bottle cage, surfas dual handlebar tape White(wash/scrubable), fyxation barend plugs

More Info:
Looking for suntour Superbe pro or suntour GXP rear derailer .. sujestions if you got any

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Slight Modernization

Current Stage Info:

parts for the new build up

Added by Rdnt. Last updated about 12 years ago.



nagillum says:

wow, nice bike!, hey im think of getting a gyes saddle like yours, do you think its worth the money? i might put it on my raleigh team carbon.

Posted over 11 years ago


Rdnt says:

They are ok, the leather is harder, so it take much longer to break in than Brooks. As far as value, meh... It's much cheaper than a brooks swift or swallow, but a brooks b-17 is only 110.00 bucks so it would depend on what kind of riding style you use. On my Olympian, my saddle to handle bar heigh is almost track'ish so this gyes or the brooks swift/swallow was best suited, and at the time I couldn't afford a 230.00 saddle, but if you saddle to handlebar is not a large distance, and you will spend more time on the hoods than the drops, I'd say get a b- 17 brooks. But the gyes isn't bad. Also if you spend 50/50 time on both the hoods and drops, check the Adamo saddles, I had one on my felt f5 and it was the bomb, if I get another carbon road bike I'll get another Adamo for sure, it just disappears after a few miles.

Posted over 11 years ago


sloman says:

Great find. In very nice shape,enjoy

Posted about 12 years ago


Rdnt says:

thanks man :)

Posted about 12 years ago