Raleigh Competition bicycle

Raleigh Competition 12


This Raleigh Competition 12 was hand built by Alan Start in 1982 at Raleigh’s special product unit in Ilkeston, England. It was one of their top of the range racing bikes. Raleigh was always at the cutting edge of innovation. Raleigh started manufacturing bicycles in 1887 and is one of the oldest bicycle companies in the world.

The Reynolds 531 double-butted tubes and taper gauge stays with Vitus forged ends and Haden Royal Sovereign lugs are features of a quality frame. A Brooks Swift leather saddle and Campagnolo Gran Sport derailleurs make this classic lightweight the perfect choice.


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Which vintage bike to hire for you and the peak

The right bike for you

We try to ensure every bike is well suited to the rider, as a result we have included the following as a guideline for the ideal rider:

Height 5’10” – 6’1″ (178 – 185cm)
Size (Seat Tube) 60cm
Top Tube 56cm
Your vintage bike to hire low down

The low down

  • Polar Blue
  • Built in 1982
  • Campagnolo gear levers
  • Campagnolo Gran Sport derailleurs
  • Normandy alloy QR wheels
  • Raleigh Custom 12 speed 52-42
  • Engraved GB race bars
  • SR Apex forged alloy stem
  • Reynolds 531 tubing
  • Brooks saddle and bar tape

What is included?

  • Tool bag with spare inner tube, tyre levers
  • A local map, we can also offer guidance in picking a suitable route
  • Delivery and collection within a 10 mile radius of Bakewell, Derbyshire


Which vintage bike to hire for you and the peak

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