Raleigh Royal build

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Raleigh Royal build

Postby rogerrabbit » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:06 pm

This is an early 80's Raleigh Royal. A nice enough frame with 531 main tubes and forks. The frame was in lovely condition and I have fitted it out with Campag Super Record throughout (no Titanium though), and it has a nice set of Araya 27" rims (thanks Spirito!) with some fat Gatorskins. The bike is rather heavy, and I guess this is a combination of the frame, rims and tyres. I rather like the practicality of this bike and it is likely to actually get some use riding with the family. It will probably also get some guards and a seat bag (if anyone has soemthing classy, let me know)


More pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/rogerrabbit1964/sets/72157623443953961/
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by BNA » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:15 pm


Re: Raleigh Royal build

Postby cludence » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:15 pm


If you are looking for a leather bag, the small behind the saddle ones, there is a lady out at Goulburn who makes them. Much cheaper than a brooks and practically as nice.

If you email me I can send you a pic and her contact details.


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Re: Raleigh Royal build

Postby jonbays » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:22 am

Looks great and I bet it will make a very practical second bike for sunny days and short trips. Not sure what you consider "heavy" though as I have a couple of 1020 tubed Raleigh's that would qualify as heavy at 12KG but are still fine to ride and surely this must be at least a kilo lighter or more than that. The absolute best Raleigh reyniolds 531 tubed competition bikes of the day still weighed at least 9.5kg.
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Re: Raleigh Royal build

Postby rkelsen » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:39 am

Man, you've got some nice bikes... 8)
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Re: Raleigh Royal build

Postby hartleymartin » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:56 pm

This bike is now mine and it's my Touring bicycle. :D
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