This is a 1984 Raleigh Grand Prix in Bright Red with Chrome Steering Tube, Forks and Stays and White decals. It is a 21″ / 54 cm / Medium (center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube) double butted lugged Cro-Mo (Raleigh 555sl) steel frame with a steel fork. The stand over height is 31″ directly in front of the saddle.
There are 12 speeds available through the Raleigh branded Sakae Ringyo alloy two ring (42/52t) crank with 170mm crank arms with Mavic Look style Clip In pedals and the Suntour 6 gear (14-24t) freewheel.
The rear derailleur is a Suntour ARX and the front is also a Suntour ARX. Shifting is through Downtube Mounted Suntour Shifters.
Both wheels are Raleigh branded Araya alloy rims laced to quick release Raleigh branded alloy hubs. Both wheels have new 700x28c blackwall Continental UltraSport tires with Presta valves.
Braking is handled by alloy Dia Compe AC 500 side pull calipers with quick release operated by Dia Compe aero drilled brake levers.
The original black vinyl Raleigh saddle is mounted to an alloy seat post that moves freely in the seat tube. There is a rubbed through spot on the left rear corner.
Alloy Raleigh branded handlebars with new red handlebar tape are mounted to a black alloy Sakae Ringyo stem.
There are eyelets for front and rear fenders and a Raleigh branded bottle cage mounted to the Downtube. The rear drop out has wheel locater screws.
The bicycle rides, turns, stops and shifts through all of the gears and rings.
This is a VERY well kept bicycle. Raleigh supplied the USA Olympic Cycling Team with it’s bicycles in the mid 80’s and these Racing USA frames were a tie in to that. As with all Raleighs, their name is embossed everywhere on the bicycle (rear drop outs, Seat Stays, Fork Ends and all of the Components). The Bottom Bracket and both Wheel Hubs have been cleaned and re-greased. It looks almost new.
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