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Raleigh Seven GT

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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.


  • Derailleur brands: Raleigh, manufactured by SunTour
  • Country: UK, manufactured in Japan
  • Date of introduction: 1977?
  • Date of this example: 1979 (two letter date code is VI)
  • Model no.: unknown
  • Weight: 342g
  • 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.
  • Total capacity: 34 teeth (Sutherlands 4th edition) or 36 teeth (SunTour) depending on who you believe.
  • Pulley centre to centre: 66mm
  • Index compatibility: friction
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: two pivots, front sprung and rear unsprung
  • Materials: largely steel with an aluminium rear knuckle
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