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Raleigh Bicycles

On this page: 58cm Competition GS frameset

Raleigh Bicycle Company is one of the oldest bicycle companies in the world, founded in 1885. For much of the company's history, Raleighs were produced in Nottingham, England, in what was at one time the largest bicycle factory in the world. In recent years, the firm has changed hands several times and is now owned by the Dutch Accel group.


58cm Raleigh Competition GS frameset. Used, $450.00

58cm seat tube x 56cm top tube

  • 172mm head tube
  • All Reynolds 531 double-butted tubing
  • Produced about 1980
  • Campagnolo dropouts with eyelets
  • Campagnolo Gran Sport headset

From the 1980 Raleigh catalogue: The Raleigh Competition GS has a short wheel base racing geometry. Reynolds 531 double-butted tubes, stays, and fork blades. Campagnolo Gran Sport equipped. Hand crafted quality. Weinmann alloy brakes and rims. Brooks Professional saddle. Chrome plated rear stays and fork blades. Color: Black and Pearl Silver. For the aspiring racer.

Raleigh Competition frameset

A Raleigh Competition is simply a nice-riding bike.

Raleigh competition bicycle

Campy dropouts with eyelets

Seat cluster

The seat tube cluster showing the full Reynolds 531 Double-butted tubing decal.

Raliegh Carlton decal

Seat tube decal. It was made in the old Carlton shop, which was closed in 1981.

Raleigh Competition frameset

More of the seat tube, down to the bottom bracket.

Raleigh Competition frameset

The top tube

Raleigh Competition

Head tube with the famous Raleigh heron's head crest.

Raleigh Comeptition frameset

Looking down at the Campagnolo headset

Raleigh Comeptition frameset

The downtube-headtube joint

Raleigh bicycle

Cast flat fork crown brazed to Reynolds taper-guage fork blades for a comfortable ride.

Raleigh Cmpetition GC frameset

And Campagnolo chrome-plated fork tips with eyelets

Raleigh Competition GS

Bottom bracket shell with serial number