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    Argyle Army Foot Soldier cnickgo's Avatar
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    Raleigh Component help

    I recently acquired a '79 Super Grand Prix and '81 what I'm guessing to be a Super Course frames. I really wish I had snapped some photos before I left them 3 hrs away from school. I'm hoping to have at least the Super Course built into a fixie in three weeks during fall break.
    Both BBs are shot, what are my options for replacing? Can I replace with a modern BB (if so what spacing?) or what vintage BB am I going to be hunting down if I can't replace new? As far as I know these shouldn't have the 26 tpi count, since they are not old enough according to sheldon and they have the deraillieur mounts above the dropouts.
    Again, the same issue with one of the headsets.
    I wish I had the frames and photos, but that is a limitation of living on campus. Any help though would be most appreciated!

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    BB and headset on both bikes should be standard English threading. In terms of BB spindle length, that depends on what crank you're using, but neither frame should require anything crazy long. If you're running a single ring, something as short as 109mm might work, but that's just a guess.

    Neal

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    Some of the older cranks used surpisingly long spindles. My TA is on a 115mm symetrical spindle and it clears the chainstay by no more than 3 millimeters.



    I had to reverse my cog.



    Any excuse to post pictures of my Carlton!
    Last edited by Grand Bois; 09-25-07 at 05:41 PM.

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    Argyle Army Foot Soldier cnickgo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtdrop View Post

    Any excuse to post pictures of my Carlton!

    That is a very nice Carlton indeed! thats not original paint is it? Thanks for the help guys, It's alot easier to shop for modern components, so hopefully I will be bringing a full build back to school with me.

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