Not only is the Raleigh one of the oldest cycling brands of the world, it also is popular for its racing heritage. At the peak of sportive triumph stood the Dutch cycling Team TI Raleigh which was extremely successful from the 1970s to the 1980s.
Many famous champions rode in this équipe, among them Joop Zoetemelk, Jan Raas, Gerrie Knetemann, Hennie Kuiper, Dave Lloyd, Urs Freuler, Johan van der Velde and Didi Thurau.
Success does not come without fans and admirers who are keen to identify themselves with the stars and some marketing to feed their needs.
In these years several 10- and 12-speed models tried to give amateurs and professionals alike the possibility to join the ranks of Raleigh road bike racers.
Our Raleigh Professional from 1983 is one of these bikes. And in fact it has been the top model of the regular Raleigh catalogue!
The frame and its stays were built using light and strong Raleigh 531c butted tubes and was painted in the typical Team Raleigh Scheme.
As for the parts we find some of the finest components Campagnolo had to offer: A complete Campagnolo Nuovo Record.
In fact this bike is still in the setup it had in the catalogue pictures, including original bar tape and saddle!
A bike, checked, lubed, adjusted and good for many miles to come. Why not ride this one at L'Eroica? »See Details
Used. The bike is in good overall condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. Paintwork and decals are original with some minor flaws / touch-ups. All parts have been thoroughly checked and are working fine.