Raleigh Royal Custom Build


Brand: Raleigh
Model: Royal
Full bike weight: 10.3kg
Size: 56cm
Year: 1988
Notes: Frame acquired on ebay, all custom built

Completely built from scratch this bike has come to life after many different iterations. It was first built up with a Peugeot PF10 frame but I soon realised the geometry of the bike was not right for my purposes. So I started looking for touring frames and found this beautiful and sturdy Raleigh Royal. This my ultimate bike build, a bike that I can use on long rides, as well as in the city for commuting. I wanted to keep a classic look while using modern components. That is why I went all silver and polished, not only does it look gorgeous, it is also easier to clean. The transmission is a 2x10 after trying 3x10 I was not happy with the triple so I reverted to double and I am super happy with it. The shifters are quite unusual and are Gevenalle, they are downtube shifters mounted on the brake levers. Very easy to shift and easier to maintain than STI shifters. The derailleurs are Microshift, clean look and works super well.


Tubing: Full Reynolds 531 ST
Transmission: Microshift R10
Brake/Shifters: Gevenalle Audax with Microshift Shifters
Brake Calipers: Shimano BR CX50
Crankset: Stronglight 49D with Specialites TA 28-48
Wheels: Custom made High Flange SunXCD MK2 Hubs with Velo Orange Enterprise 32H rim
Cassette: Shimano 10 speed 11-32T
Tyres: Panaracer Gravel King Semi Slick 32C
Saddle: Brooks Cambium C17 Carved
Seatpost: Flutted unbranded
Headset: Tange Levin CD
Stem: Nitto UI-12 70mm
Handlebar: Nitto B135 AA Randonneur - 450mm
Bartape: Zipp Service Course
Bottom bracket: Shimano UN55
Pedals: MKS Sylvan Stream
Chain: KMC 10 Speed
Bottle Cages: VO Moderniste
Front Rack: Pelago