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    SS Advice

    Want to convert my '72 Raleigh..
    First conversion, want to do it myself, preferably on the cheap... any suggestions?

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    Start with Sheldon's site http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed/index.html He has a ton if information about doing conversions.

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    I have converted more Raleighs than I care to discuss.
    If you need assistance or have any tech questions PM me.
    First replace all the steel components with Al (a weight savings of 8 lbs)
    While you have the bike apart inspect the tubes for interior rust.
    Spray the inside of the tubes liberally w/WD-40.
    Replace all caged bearings with free-balls.
    Use Marine bearing grease (waterproof and cheap)

    Enjoy

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