It is still on the original wheels and drivetrain which are in brilliant condition, showing how little use the bike has had. It has had a complete strip down, deep clean and service so all the parts are very clean, working very efficiently and all the bearings are super smooth. It has a Reynolds 531 frame, Shimano Exage 300 derailleurs and chainset and Alesi wheels on Shimano Exage hubs with Schwalbe Ultremo tyres. The brakes are nearly new ones off a B'Twin hybrid and the thumb shifters are Shimano.It comes fitted with Raleigh Rain Blade mudguards, a bell, full reflectors and a retro pump. The saddle is a distinctive Raleigh Special Products drop nose one but if you prefer I can fit a more standard Cannondale one as shown.
Since taking the photos I've added two sets of LED lights, front and rear. They are fully working but you'll have to supply your own AAA batteries (2 for each light, you can get an 8 pack from the pound shop). This will make a brilliant commuter bike.It definitely shifts if you put your foot down and with the 531 frame helping to dampen vibrations it is a very comfortable ride. Overall it is a solid, well made, low fuss bike. As it has just been fully serviced everything is moving smoothly and is correctly adjusted so it is ready to ride straight away and should go for a long time before needing any maintenance. It is also has very striking retro looks, great if you want something that stands out. The item "SUPERB 1991 Raleigh Vitesse Reynolds 531 Flat Bar Road Commuter Bike 54cm DURHAM" is in sale since Monday, December 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bikes". The seller is "buggle-bobble" and is located in Bearpark, Durham. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.