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    Beat up Super Course built.

    I've been parting out most of my 3 speed collection.. and I didn't even have a raleigh built up.. but I did have a super course frameset I thought was too large, and new knowledge to try on fitting (thank you guys for that), so one thing led to another over this rainy dreary weekend, and I was sick anyhow..she is quite beat up, so without further ado here she is






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    Another SC aficionado joins the club!
    I am sure that you were duly impressed RaleighSport!

    (Though to be frank, I can't say as much for your wrap job! )
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    By the way, which rear DR is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    Another SC aficionado joins the club!
    I am sure that you were duly impressed RaleighSport!

    (Though to be frank, I can't say as much for your wrap job! )
    Your really gonna not like the next "upgrades" then.. and yes she rides wonderfully! The idea is to have a very ugly bike that performs very well.. a few more parts and the whole drive train goes to a horrible looking 105 set and no more beauty..

    Edit: If you mean RD it's a Cyclone GT
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    so what year is this old hunk of English steel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    so what year is this old hunk of English steel?
    I think I dated it once upon a time as a 72.. it's from Nottingham I believe.
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    A '72, even with the barcons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
    A '72, even with the barcons?
    Only the fork and frameset are original.

    Edit: This is how she came to me
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    It's like a 7/9ths scale version of mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Blight View Post
    It's like a 7/9ths scale version of mine!
    Jebus! What size frame do you rock man?
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    The 25-1/2. Okay, maybe 8/9ths scale. Maths never was my strong suit.
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    Thats is extremely coincidental RaleighSport...........you have the same Sekai 2700 and now this. I have this same SC and mines pretty beat up as well. I found mine locked to a fence outside the thrift store and stalked it til the owner came out and unlocked it. I made him an offer and gave him a ride home. Seatpost and stem are stuck, wheels were completely trashed, paints in bad shape. It's currently a backlogged project, but it's the same color as yours...........my thought was that it is a late 70s model.
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    Mine's about 23 and 1/2.. >.> and it's about the tallest bike I can ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r0ckh0und View Post
    Thats is extremely coincidental RaleighSport...........you have the same Sekai 2700 and now this. I have this same SC and mines pretty beat up as well. I found mine locked to a fence outside the thrift store and stalked it til the owner came out and unlocked it. I made him an offer and gave him a ride home. Seatpost and stem are stuck, wheels were completely trashed, paints in bad shape. It's currently a backlogged project, but it's the same color as yours...........my thought was that it is a late 70s model.
    To be honest I don't recall.. I almost feel bad but I don't, normally I find out every detail I can about every bike I have.. have you tried modernizing yours at all?
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    Well, as I said, it has a stuck stem and seatpost that I just have'nt gotten around to. Ideally I'd like to see a Machine Grey repaint with a Suntour Cyclone group and Sugino Mighty crankset which I have cleaned up and ready. It came with Suntour Cyclone black clamp-on shifters for sure, the RD/FD I don't recall and Miche Competition hubs I think. Cranks were swaged SR
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    >.> that's kind've frightening.. the temp group on mine is almost spot on for stock then.. obviously not the MAFAC's...
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