Here’s a lovely 1980s Raleigh Classic after a complete restoration/makeover in the workshop to customer Drew’s specification, with technical input from Dead Rats Cycles to bring together the eclectic mix of components. The sports tourer now features new paintwork and decals, handbuilt 700c wheels with Dura-Ace hubs, 24 speed Shimergo conversion, retro Nitto bar and Cinelli stem, a beautiful Brooks saddle and improved braking from Tektro’s R559 calipers. Classic style and modern performance in a fully fettled and lightweight package…

Frame: vintage 57cm Raleigh Classic, Reynolds 531 ST (new paintwork & decals)
Fork: original, Reynolds 531 (new paintwork & decals)
Headset: vintage chromed steel JIS (from 1970s Dawes Galaxy)
Stem: new Cinelli 1A
Handlebar: new Nitto Noodle M177
Bar Tape: new Cinelli Cork
Shifters: Campagnolo Ergo 8 speed
Brakes: new Tektro R559
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo braze-on with M:Part adaptor
Rear Derailleur: vintage Shimano XTR with J-Tek Shiftmate Type 4
Cassette: vintage Shimano XTR 8 speed
Chain: KMC
Cranks: Campagnolo Racing T
Bottom Bracket: new Campagnolo
Rims: new Exal LX17
Hubs: vintage Shimano Dura-Ace 7400
Tyres: new Panaracer Grand Bois 700x30c
Saddle: Brooks B17
Seatpost: vintage ITM fluted
Seatpost Binder: new cro-mo bolt
Extras: new SKS mudguards, vintage Raleigh wheel reflectors, new Shimano DT adjusters mated to a vintage Shimano clamp
Weight: 26.2lb (no pedals)