1988 Raleigh Corsa racing bike. Mostly original parts (listed in detail below). Recently refurbished and fully serviced. Components are in beautiful condition, all working perfectly with smooth bearings throughout and no play. Reynolds 531 frame. The paintwork and decals are a little tired, and there is a single dent on the top tube, which is cosmetic only.
Frame: Reynolds 531 steel frame in large (62cm from bottom bracket to top of seat tube). I’ve cleaned and treated any rust, and touched up the scratches as best I can, but I stopped short of a full re-spray because the original colour scheme was so great (and very 80s!). The decals are original, but scratched and faded in places.
Brakes: Original Shimano Exage A450 calipers and levers, in gorgeous condition with new cable inners and outers. New brake blocks front and rear. Original rubber brake hoods have discoloured and are a little frayed on the top. Replacements can be found on eBay, but I liked the authentic look.
Drivetrain: Original Shimano Exage A450 throughout. Biopace twin chainring (one of the first ‘modern’ oval rings), 6 speed rear cassette. SIS indexed downtube shifters. All working perfectly.
Wheels: Original Weinmann Aero alloy rims, Exage A450 hubs with quick release. Modern Continental Ultra Sport 23mm semi-slick racing tyres with plenty of life left and good inner tubes.
Others: Original seatpost. Modern Vader racing seat. Original alloy bars and stem. New bar tape. Original Exage A450 pedals but missing the toe straps.
Overall, the bike is ready to ride, rides beautifully and lightweight (under 11kg). Would be perfect for vintage events or commuting.
Collection only, from Southampton, South Oxfordshire, or anywhere on the commute between.
Current Price: £138.00
This 1988 Raleigh Corsa Vintage Retro Road Racing Bike. Reynolds 531 Frame, Large is being sold on eBay by k_a_hare from Southampton, SO40***