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The frame was probably built in 1972 (see Retro-Raleighs The bike has the full Campagnolo Nuevo Record group, including hubs, derailleurs, headset etc. Also has Campagnolo seat post and binder bolt, Campagnolo peddles and drop outs with eyelets. Seat is a Brooks Professional (in very good to excellent condition). The bar end shifters have an internal ratchet and click when shifted, but are not indexed.
If you are interested in this (if you are you know what you are looking for and at) you can tell by the photographs that this is a fine specimen of a rare (and getting rarer! Brakes are Weinmann Vainqueur 610 999 center-pulls. Everything on this bike is original except: rims (came w/ sew-up rims, I could not support the sew up lifestyle and replaced them w/ Weinmann 700 concave clinchers, they are period appropriate); bar tape; leather straps on toe clips (clip hardware is original, fabricated new leather straps, just need a pop rivet to complete); I think I replaced the chain and rear cluster, but if I did it was pre-storage in 1980.
Bike technology, of course, changes, but nowhere near as fast as computer technology.
In 2006, the Raleigh Chopper was named in the list of British design icons in the Great British Design Quest organised by the BBC and the Design Museum.
The history of Raleigh bicycles started in 1885, when Richard Morriss Woodhead from Sherwood Forest, and Paul Eugene Louis Angois, a French citizen, set up a small bicycle workshop in Raleigh Street, Nottingham, England.
Univega was headquartered in the United States with bicycles made in Italy and then Japan.
Finally, no matter where a company is headquartered, the majority of bikes today are made in China.