I’ve not got much to write in this post as the pictures will hopefully say everything. This Raleigh Banana has been an awesome bike to build, a real blast from the past. I took it to the studio today to capture it looking its best…

SB8868 SBDU Nottingham 753R Raleigh Banana
SB8868 SBDU Nottingham 753R Raleigh Banana

SB8868 SBDU Nottingham 753R Raleigh Banana Turbo Saddle

SB8868 SBDU Nottingham 753R Raleigh Banana Services des Courses

SB8868 SBDU Nottingham 753R Raleigh Banana Rear Stays

SB8868 SBDU Nottingham 753R Raleigh Banana Front

SB8868 SBDU Nottingham 753R Raleigh Banana Handlebars

SB8868 SBDU Nottingham 753R Raleigh Banana Shimano

SB8868 SBDU Nottingham 753R Raleigh Banana Dura-Ace Brake Lever

SB8868 SBDU Nottingham 753R Raleigh Banana Dura-Ace Gear Levers

SB8868 SBDU Nottingham 753R Raleigh Banana 753 Fork Blades

SB8868 SBDU Nottingham 753R Raleigh Banana 753 Frame

SB8868 SBDU Nottingham 753R Raleigh Banana Dura-Ace 7402

SB8868 SBDU Nottingham 753R Raleigh Banana Dura-Ace Headset

SB8868 SBDU Nottingham 753R Raleigh Banana Bike

SB8868 SBDU Nottingham 753R Raleigh Banana Montage

It is a mixture of Dura-Ace 7402 (8 Speed), 7401 & 7400. Here is a brief spec…

  • 1988 SBDU Reynolds 753R Frame and Forks
  • Dura-Ace 7402/7401/7400 8 Speed
  • Cinelli Criterium Handlebars
  • Cinelli XA Stem
  • Ambrosio Handlebar Tape
  • Selle Italia Turbo Saddle
  • Vittoria Corsa Tyres
  • Stainless DT Double Butted Spokes
  • Campagnolo Omega Strada Hardox Rims

I couldn’t be happier to have this bike in my collection. The Banana was a bike from my childhood!

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About the Author Neil McGowran

Blogger of all things to do with the Specialist Bicycle Development Unit (SBDU) and TI-Raleigh Ilkeston.

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