This animal is a SunTour Seven GT branded up for Raleigh. The SunTour Seven series was essentially a steel SunTour GT but with the aluminium rear knuckle from the SunTour V series.

It was nearly as cheap as the GT, but had the characteristic look of the V.

Mutton dressed as lamb.


  1. Brand: Raleigh, manufactured by SunTour

  2. Country: UK, manufactured in Japan

  3. Date of introduction: 1977?

  4. Date of this example: 1979 (two letter date code is VI)

  5. Model no: unknown

  6. Weight: 342g

  7. Maximum cog: 30 teeth (Sutherlands 4th edition) or 34 teeth (SunTour) depending on who you believe. I think I remember running these over 34 teeth cogs quite happily.

  8. Total capacity: 34 teeth (Sutherlands 4th edition) or 36 teeth (SunTour) depending on who you believe.

  9. Pulley centre to centre: 66mm

  10. Index compatibility: friction

  11. Chain width: 3/32”

  12. Logic: top normal

  13. Pivots: two pivots, front sprung and rear unsprung

  14. Material: largely steel with an aluminium rear knuckle


Raleigh Seven GT