This is a 1981 Raleigh Super Record in Royal Carmine and Black with Gold Lettering.

It is a 27″ / 68.6cm / Extra Large (center of bottom bracket to top of top tube) lugged steel frame with a steel fork that has chrome ends.

The Stand Over Height is a whopping 37″ directly in front of the saddle.

There are 10 speeds available through the Sakae Ringo two ring (42/52t) alloy crank set with Raleigh branded alloy 165 mm crank arms and the 5 gear (14-34t) Suntour Perfect freewheel.

The rear derailleur is an alloy Raleigh branded Suntour GT and the front is a Suntour Compe V. Shifting is through Stem Mounted Suntour Power Shifters.

Both wheels are chrome rims laced to high flange hubs. The front is a Rigida with a Maillard quick release hub. The rear is an Araya with a nutted Raleigh branded hub. Both wheels have 27″x1 1/4″ Schwalbe Marathon tires with reflective side walls.

Braking is handled by Raleigh branded Dia Compe alloy center pull brakes. The brake levers are alloy Dia Compe levers with extensions.

The black vinyl saddle is mounted to a chrome seat post that moves freely in the seat tube.

There are eyelets for front and rear fenders.

The bicycle rides, turns, stops and shifts through all the gears and rings as it should.

If you are taller than the average professional basketball player and have despaired of ever finding a road bicycle in your size without spending thousands for a custom frame, this is your bicycle. It has had the brake and shift cables replaced and has new handlebar tape that compliments the red and black paint. It appears to have been well taken care of but ridden, so it has some paint chips and the seat stays have scratches from where a rack was probably mounted at one point in the last 40 years. Other than that, its a nice, T A L L  bicycle.

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