Royal arrival

Last weekend saw the arrival of a nice original Raleigh Royal .

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Over the years I have seen a few of these go through my hands . And I think it is fair to say that this one is the tidiest one so far.

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They are almost as iconic as a Dawes Galaxy as a touring bike .  With the advantage of not being so expensive to buy .

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With the classy box lining detail and Reynolds 531 tubing it all adds up to a nice bike that performs very well.

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Raleigh branded mechanisms front and rear mated to Suntour power shifters allows for nice easy gear changes once you remember that the front one works in the opposite direction .

 

All in all another great British built bike from a bygone era. IMG_20190323_074922_791

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