Raleigh SXC

Bateman Posts: 6
edited April 2012 in Road beginners
Hi all,

This is my first post, I have just acquired a Raleigh SXC from a friend for free as I'd mentioned that I was interesting in starting road cycling.

I dont know a great deal about bikes at the moment. But I know a lot of work needs doing to this bike as a lot has rusted but the frame seems fine. So I thought it would be a good project.

My question: the rear derailer is a sachs 2000, is the company still going? If not what do I need to replace it with?

Anybody know anything/owned this make before?