This is a 1987 Raleigh Capri in Black Metallic and Gold with Blue and White decals. It is a 21.1″ / 54 cm / Medium (center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube) lugged Steel frame with a steel lugged fork. The stand over height is 31″ directly in front of the saddle. 

There are 10 speeds available through the two ring chrome crank with alloy crank arms and the 5 gear freewheel. 

The rear derailleur is a Shimano and the front is also a Shimano.  Shifting is through Stem Mounted Friction Shifters.

Both wheels are Araya alloy rims. The rear is laced to a nutted hub and the front has a quick release hub. Both wheels have brand new black wall 27″ x 1 1/4″ tires with Schrader valves.

Braking is handled by Dia Compe alloy Caliper Brakes. The brake levers are Dia Compe alloy levers with Safety Extensions.

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

Chrome handlebars with new tape are mounted to an alloy Sakae Ringyo stem.

There are eyelets for front and rear fenders and bosses for a bottle cage are on the Downtube.

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

This is a very striking bicycle. The alloy and chrome stand out against the metallic black. Both wheel hubs, the headset and the bottom bracket have been cleaned and re-greased and the Freewheel has been cleaned and lubricated along with new brake and shift cables, new tires, new saddle and new handlebar tape gives you a vintage bicycle that’s ready for another 35 years of riding.

For less than the price of a generic Bike Shaped Object that anyone might buy online or from a store that sells bicycles in the Toy Department, you could have this vintage bicycle with quality components. The fact that it is still rolling down the road is a testament to how well it was built.

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