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My Raleigh Competition "Superbe" is intended to be an interpretation of the classic Raleigh Sports/Superbe 3-speed, only with higher-quality materials and with improved modern technology.

The frame is a classic Raleigh Competition, originally a 10-speed racing machine. It appears to be a 1976 model, all Reynolds 531 butted tubing, with Hurét dropouts.

I have equipped it with a Shimano Nexus 7-speed internal-gear hub, and a Shimano Nexus generator front hub.

Assorted gold anodized parts accent the gold trim on the black frame.

Rims are lightweight 622 mm (700c) Mavic clinchers, with Panasonic/Rivendell Roll-y Pol-y tires.

Fenders are ESGE/SKS P35

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