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Is this Raleigh Competition GS real?

Old 08-07-19, 08:22 PM
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Is this Raleigh Competition GS real?

I don't recognize these decals. It's on Ebay.


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Old 08-07-19, 09:15 PM
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Looks like a cheap and dirty respray, as the chrome socks, both on the fork and stays, are absent. A lot of the things in the picture just look "off," though (could just be a crap picture). I can say that the brake levers, electric-taped hoods, calipers, hubs, rims, long dropouts, shift levers, and front derailleur all appear consistent with my '79. The decals are nowhere close.

Edit: Here's mine as found. RD, crankset, seatpost non-original. Most of the rest is correct.
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The 'Raleigh' in script was on my '72 SuperCourse.
but only the ghost image of the decal remained
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I'm no Raleigh expert but the bike has campy rear drop outs, campy pedals, and campy gran sport RD.
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