1971 Raleigh Competition

 
 

 
 

As far as I can tell, this version of the Raleigh Competition did not appear in any Raleigh catalogs.
Although the serial number would indicate a 1971, I have been told it may be a 1972.
Along with the mysterious Lilac and Blue Competitions, there are also a White and Blue Competitions from the same period.

The configuration
Frame Reynolds 531 db
Zeus dropouts
Fork Reynolds 531
Campy dropouts
Headset ?
Front Hub Gnutti
Front Rim NISI
Rear Hub Gnutti
Rear Rim NISI
Rear Tire  
Freewheel Simplex
Bottom Bracket Stronglight
Crank Stronglight 93
Pedals Raleigh 501
Rear Derailer Simplex Prestige
Front Derailer Simplex Prestige
Shifters Simplex Prestige
Brake Levers Weinmann
Brakes Weinmann
Bars  
Stem GB
Seat Post alloy
Saddle Brooks Pro

The Rims There are remnants of two decals on rims.

Both rims have this decal over the joint.


The rear rim has this decal in the next spoke bay.
A CR list member identified it as a NISI logo.

Gear Ratio Chart

Geometry
Seat Tube Top Tube Chainstay Ft. Center Wheel Base BB Drop Head Angle Fork Rake Seat Angle Stand Over
63 59 45 59 103   76? 5 71  

measurements are as close as I could get.

Gear charts created by my Gear Calculator

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