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Old 05-20-08, 08:24 PM   #1
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1978 Rayleigh Record Ace

I just bout a 1978 Rayleigh Record Ace. Can you all tell me a little bit about the bottom bracket? I am considering converting it to a single speed.
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Old 05-21-08, 07:27 AM   #2
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Are you talking about a 1978 Record in 'Raleigh Team' colors, mostly orange if I recall correctly? Cottered crank? If it's a Nottingham made bike, the BB cups will be 26 TPI so you'll have to keep them. If it was made somewhere else, it may have 24 TPI threads in which case a different BB may fit.
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The '78 Record Aces were medium blue in color, and used Sugino-made three piece cranksets.
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The spec for that model list a cotterless crankset, and the BB cups are likely 24 tpi, so no big deal to convert it to a single speed, whether with a new BB or just a new crankset. The catalog for that year is here:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/

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RRA is way down the '78 line below the Grand Prix, I'd be willing to bet it has a Raleigh threaded BB, The GP had one all the way to '81.
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RRA is way down the '78 line below the Grand Prix, I'd be willing to bet it has a Raleigh threaded BB, The GP had one all the way to '81.
Yoikes! They must have had a big pile of those 26tpi bottom bracket shells that took years to diminish!

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it's no big deal if you have the Raleigh threading. My Grand Prix had it. A trip to the bike shop and $15 later it was re-tapped to standard English threading.
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