Some may recall my post about parting down my too tall Raleigh Prestige (CL find)
My original post
So, anyhoo, the past two days have been some studying, some scrounging at the LBS for little nick-nacs and then it comes together pretty nicely last night and this a.m. (Nothing better to do on New Years Eve, why not build a bike?)
Suntour Superbe Pro derailleurs with original Shimano down-tube shifters, non-index (I may put some Suntour bar ends shifters on if I locate a set) (As the front DR doesn't have a built-in cable housing seat, I did a work around for the under the bottom bracket open cable with a nylon cable guide that I installed using 3M auto-body double-sided sticky tape.)
DeRosa Campagnolo crank-set. (Campagnolo 1049/A, Strada Super Record - Date code "11" = 1984 - 42/52 with 177.5 crank arms!) and Phil Wood BB, Original pedals (Japanese Campy copies)
Rear cluster 6-speed 13~28
Original Dia Compe brake calipers (they had enough reach to easily adjust for the 700C wheel conversion, lucky me!) But I used the Dia Compe AERO brake levers from the Raliegh. (The AERO calipers were way too short reach for this frame) So a mix of parts within the same brand.
New nice but inexpensive built-up and tuned by my LBS wheel set (Alexrims) with Bontrager Race lite Hard Case 700x23 tires.
Original SR stem and Sakae bars
Original seat post. Don't remember the brand but a nice Japanese Campy copy.
The Raleigh is now a bare frame and fork.
I bagged and tagged all the original Super Le Tour parts.
The Raleigh's super trick Mavic 501 700c wheel set is now on my 1973 P10-9 Paramount.
Here are some pics from today.
(NOTES: My handlebar position is my personal preference. I have Carpal Tunnel and ride 99% on the brake hoods. No problems for me to reach the brakes. I honestly don't care what other people think of the way I set-up my bars. I also prefer toe-clips for the simple reason that I have too many bikes to realistically go clip-less. I know all about how much energy I lose with these old type pedals and my indoor soccer shoes. But what I do notice is how many of my middle aged club riding associates also are using clips and sport shoes. I am not racing, not splitting hairs over weight, materials, cadence, etc etc... And constantly switching pedals from one bike to the next is not only time consuming but IMHO asking for thread problems in the crank arms.)