So, here we are then, fresh from the dump;
Says Raleigh on the badge, 57114 CG. embossed on the seat post.
52cm from the centre of the BB to the centre of the top tube intersection (54cm to the seat post)
85mm front / 110mm rear OLD
25mm seat post (stuck)
Rusty, but no obvious structural issues (at least to my untrained eye).
Head tube/steerer kinda stiff to turn. Repack the bearings?
Bottom bracket spins freely but sounds a bit rough.
It does weigh a bit...
My only previous experience is general maintenance over 10 years on my Aluminium framed Dawes 601 Hybrid; no experience with either vintage frames or fixies.
Are the necessary parts readily available?
Is this a reasonable frame to build on or should I keep looking?
I want bullhorn handlebars. Is that possible with a 22mm stem?
Can I fix the stiff steerer by repacking/replacing the bearings?
Given that I'll need new pedals, I imagine I'll also need a new crank and BB?
Any recommendations for fixie parts would be welcome – am I looking for track parts here or what? I need the language to get in on this conversation