1971 Raleigh International vintage steel road bike – tuned and upgraded – 56cm – SOLD
This is a beautiful, well taken care of, tastefully updated 1971 Raleigh International.
I suppose you could call the upgrades “non-originalities” but the bike is much more rideable this way and well taken care of.
– For starters CUSTOM WHEELS. The original Campagnolo high flange hubs have been updated with Sun CR18 700c touring rims and outfitted with nice Panaracer touring tires. Nice shiny custom wheels with butted spokes.
– The stem and bars have been updated to Nitto rando style, with a very classic varnished cloth bar wrap job.
– The original center pull calipers are now dual pivot.
– Original Campagnolo Nuovo Record drivetrain & seatpost.
– Original Brooks saddle
– No pedals
Otherwise the bike is original and in clean working order all-around. Truly a fine machine.
As for wear and tear the frame shows normal age and wear, but it looks good with a nice patina. No dents. Chrome is very clean.
This would be a great everyday rider. I’m tempted to keep it for myself!!!