Raleigh Road Bikes


New Member
Mar 16, 2006
I have an RS-1000, basically the run of the mill department store bike. Nothing special, but good for commuting and for the price.

Hillman 531

New Member
Apr 28, 2006
i have a '52 Raleigh Lenton in a million bits in my garage and will be riding it as soon as i get time to clean it up and get it back together.:D


New Member
Sep 15, 2003
One of the bikes in my herd is a 2002 Raligh R500. It's a Tiagra/105 9 speed mix and serves me well as a winter beater rig. Couple things on that Sport (based on the specs from the web site); the chromoly fork and the Sora 8 speed drivetrain. For a few more bucks (or equal on the used market) you could get into a 9 speed STI shifter mode with carbon fork.

All the low/mid level Aluminum frames are made in the same shack in Taiwan anyway, most likely somehow tied to Giant. decent enough stuff, maybe not the prettiest welds like a Cannondale or a Klein, but functionaly a good quality frame.


Well-Known Member
Dec 14, 2006
I ride a 2003 Raleigh USA Competition, all triple butted aluminum with carbon forks and a 9-speed Ultegra drivetrain. The only thing that I have changed was the wheelset. I am a little too large for 16 spoke wheels. It is a good comfortable ride.

I also ride a 1978 vintage English Raleigh with a mixed drivetrain consisting of late 70's vintage Dura Ace front derailer, Dura Ace clamp on shift levers, Front and rear Dura Ace hubs, a Shimano Crane rear derailer, Shimano 600EX non-aero brakes, and a Shimano 600 6-speed Freewheel 13T-18T. I did change out the no-name bottom bracket with a sealed hub and changed the old Sugino crankset with a Shimano 105 crank. This bike has the derailer cables routed over top of the bottom bracket which was common back then. I couldn't find a Shimano cable guide that would work with the front derailer so I had to go with a Campagnolo cable guide. It was expensive but it sure is purty. Of course the frame is a steel frame but it still is a pretty sweet ride. The main reason that I even keep it though is that it was my first serious bicycle bought new in 1978.

I have a mix of other bikes that I ride on occasion but the 2003 Raleigh is my main horse right now.


New Member
May 2, 2002
Here in South Africa we have Raleighs that are made under license. Very popular bikes. Unfortunately I don't think they are available in other countries. The top of the range road bike is just over US$3000.

Have a look here