Essentials Bike Works
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Huntington Beach, Ca.
Bikes: Early 80 Celste Bianchi,Medici Pro Strada,Super Mondia,Cannondale Track Conversion
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Raleigh International, slowly but surely
Hey C&V, i recently purchased this Raleigh International a few months ago, somebody tried to make it their SS project but luckly it still had some campy goods on it but not complete. It had been resprayed as well, I have been putting some money into it trying to find the parts but all i have left to buy is auto paint, decals, get my wheels built, brooks b-17, some small other details and parts. I need to put a year on it but i used sheldons serial decoder and got 72' but the lugs look more similar to a 73' or 74'.
Here is how it's going:
Headset: Nuovo record
Cranks: Nuovo record, replaced sugino chainrings on the way
Shifters: Campy NR? Vicenza Italy
Pedals: KKT Pro ace (Campy look alike)
Seatpost: Campy croc d'aune
Brakes: Trying to decide on Modolo Corsa or Universal center pulls
(most likely universal)
Wheels: NOS red label araya 27x1 bronze anodized
Hubs: Campy Athena?
freewheel: Sachs maillard ly-91 7 speed compact
derailleurs: Nuovo record rear, nuovo valentino front
bottom bracket: campy triomphe
bars: 3TTT grand prix
stem: Cinelli 1A
What do you guys think?
I'm excited! Hopefully it will be done by 4th of July, that's is when they close off PCH in huntington beach ca. for the parade. i spent most of my day going up and down PCH on my old peugeot but if i had this? That would be essential.
A question about the rear spacing, i want to run the sachs 7 speed but will there be enough room back there for that extra cog? I have a set of campy rims with 600 hubs with a 7 speed hyperglide, i have put them on quite a few bikes and have never had problems. Will this work the same with the raleigh? The cluster is really compact.
Thanks for the input in advance! Would love to hear what you guys think so far.