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Old 11-12-17, 04:36 AM
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Gugificazione Raleigh Super Tourer build thread

Hi All,

I posted awhile back about recreating a beautiful, dusky burple Herse on a budget. Well, Gugie and I have been working on a Super Tourer conversion behind the scenes. I wanted to start a build thread.

We're moving along. Most braze-ons have been added and the racks have been started. So far, Gugie has been absolutely wonderful to work with. After 186 emails back and forth thus far, not including message here or our Google Docs, I think it's safe to say I'm a huge PITA to work with. Gugie has been overly patient with my indecisiveness. That said, I've learned a ton along the way and I think our project is going to be world-class when it's finished.

The build morphed a ton from the inception. After the challenges of finding the right vintage parts in NOS or good condition, and after speaking to quite a few people, I've abandoned that idea and decided to modernize nearly everything.

As you’ll see from the build list, I ended up getting just a tiny bit carried away. This project started with wanting to dip my toes into 650B on a budget and will be ending with, well, an awesome bike and not-so-budget friendly.

So, without further adieu, I present my current build:

Frame

Raleigh Super Tourer. Reynolds 531DB throughout. 531 forks. Elegant pencil-thin rear stays. Paint (wet) will be a deep, dusky, slightly metallic blue à la Alex Singer bleu foncé.

ST length (c-c): 60cm
ST angle: 72°
TT length (c-c): 57cm
HT angel: 72,5°
Rake: 67mm
Trail: 35mm
Wheelbase: 105cm
BB drop: 8cm


Wheels

Rear hub: Grand Bois high-flange 130mm cassette 36 hole
Front hub: SONdelux 36 hole
Spokes: Phil Wood w/ brass nipples
Rims: Pacenti Brevet 650B
Tires: Grand Bois Hetre Extra Léger

Drivetrain

Rear derailleur: SunXCD
Front derailleur: SunXCD
Crank arms: Stronglight 49D
Chainrings: TA Pro 5 Vis compact double 46/30
Pedals: MKS Sylvan Classic Road w/ Zefal Christophe Steel Toe Clips and straps
Cassette: TBD (likely 11-28)
Bottom bracket: SKF
Chain: KMC 9 speed
Shifters: Downtube Dura Ace 7700 9 speed

Cockpit

Stem: Custom made by Star at Norther Cycles
Handlebars: Grand Bois Maes Parallel 410mm
Tape: TBD (might try cloth shellaced this time)

Brakes

Callipers: Mafac Raid
Pads: Kool Stop salmon
Levers: Dia Compe Gran Compe Aero

Seat

Saddle: Likely Books (probably the one I already have)
Seatpost: Campy 27 Ø

Misc

Front rack: Custom Gugie CrMo and chrome plated with detachable lowriders
Rear rack: Custom Gugie CrMo and chrome plated
Décaleur: Custom made by Star at Norther Cycles
Fenders: VO Zepplin Fluted
Bottle cages: Zefal classic
Pump: Lezyne Road Drive mounted on seat stay non-drive side
Headlight: Edelux II
Taillight: Velo Lumino’s new ST mounted tail light
Headset: IRD Interloc

Before photo

You can check out Gugie’s progress set here.



Inspiration photos



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expect all future work to be priced accordingly.
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Old 11-12-17, 06:57 AM
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That’s going to be very sweet!
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Are you going to braze on studs for the brakes? I love brazed-on centerpulls.
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I had one like the green in the first picture. Yep I traded the Casio TV watch for it in 1985, funny watch.

The raliegh I owned had Brooks professional, Grand Comp side pulls and levers, Huret Jubilee fd, rd, down tube bb and rd guides, I think it also had maillard 700 high flange. Don't remember the cranks but it probably had huret stem shifters.

It was to small and I transferred most of the parts to a Rodriguez, for the life of me I don't know what happened to the wheels cause I still have the rest of the Rod.
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Looks to be a schweeeet build! Look forward to seeing it here.
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@Wildwood Precisely! I'm a terrible client and already offered more compensation even though it doesn't quite make up for it.
@DiegoFrogs Yup! Already added to the fork and rear stays. Along with a lot of small bits here and there. Really excited about it.

I'll keep this thread up to date as the rest of the build comes together. It will be painted over here so there will probably be a gap in time with shipping overseas, custom, etc. I'm very excited for the final product.
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Hey, I can read emails and type replies pretty quickly. That typing class in high school comes in handy...
@stahlrahmen sends me lots of pictures of things he wants on this frame. Almost always it's something I've either done before, or wanted to try out. A minimalist cable stop was one of those things. I had to turn the flame down way low for this bit. It turned out exactly as I wanted it to:



The Paragon barrel adjuster has 6 little cut outs around the edge. They act like 1/6 turn index stops against the 2.0mm spokes I used to hang it - no spring or lock nut required. Serendipity, I didn't plan it that way. I think i'll do it like that from now on, though!

The front rack is slightly different than ones I've done in the past. A little longer, which will help triangulate the low rider mounts better à la Singer. I'm really starting to like this design.



More to come.
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Beautiful work as always!
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Holy smokes @stahlrahmen . This looks very interesting. I will be following your build.
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Sweet! That rear brake cable stop is a work of elegance and beauty.
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Misc

Front rack: Custom Gugie CrMo and chrome plated with detachable lowriders
Rear rack: VO Constructeur
Décaleur: TBD
Fenders: VO Zepplin Fluted
Bottle cages: Zefal classic
Pump: Lezyne Road Drive mounted on seat stay non-drive side
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Taillight: Velo Lumino’s new ST mounted tail light
Headset: IRD Interloc
I'd suggest you let Mark build you a decaleur too. Here's mine:
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Sweet! That rear brake cable stop is a work of elegance and beauty.
Figuring out how to make it was a puzzle to solve. Using a spoke for the "extensions" was a no-brainer. I went through my drawer of braze-on bits and found the right one. Cutting two small opposing grooves for the spoke was difficult until I realized that my cut off wheel on my right angle grinder is 2mm wide and round on the edge - just the thing for a 2.0mm spoke. Holding it steady while I barely cut a notch in the brazed bit while it was held in a vice required all my concentration - then flipping it over and getting it just opposite even more so.

Jigging small bits like this always requires some creativity:


The vice holds the cut down spokes, the clamp holds them together against the threaded boss. A teeny tiny flame was used to heat them up. I think I adjusted the setup for about 10 minutes to get it just right.

Brazing it into the seat clamp boss was a piece of cake - two holes, slide it in, something to hold dead middle and parallel with the seat stays, more heat and silver filler, voila.
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So cool! Love those Super Tourers - - what a great base! Can't wait to see it finished.

Edit: I just figured out how the cable stop adjusts. Very slick. Beautiful
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So cool! Love those Super Tourers - - what a great base! Can't wait to see it finished.

Edit: I just figured out how the cable stop adjusts. Very slick. Beautiful
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It was serendipity. While threading in the barrel adjuster I noticed that the notches kept bumping into the spoke extensions every 1/6 turn. I was annoyed until I realized it was a feature!
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In the software industry we say, "it's not a bug, it's a feature!".

Top work all around. I'm so excited for the final build.
@palincss We thought about that early on but lucked into a custom made stem and decaleur from Norther that's perfectly my size (and shiny!). If it doesn't work for the final build then we'll think about options.
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I see that the stakes in the Herse-on-a-budget build-off have been raised considerably.

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Nice! I think I know how that frame ended up in Gugie' stash.....

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Nice! I think I know how that frame ended up in Gugie' stash.....

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Damn, looks mighty familiar...

The Professional is getting new coat of paint, goal is to use it on Cali Eroica...the Comp is 90% completed, and has been for 9 months. Riding and working on other people's bikes keeps getting in the way...
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@fender1 Valley Forge Farm?? I grew up not so far this area. Did my now-Gugie frame come from my birthplace (only to end up in Portland and finally Germany)? That would be an odd adventure. Is this your old bike @fender1 ?
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@fender1 Valley Forge Farm?? I grew up not so far this area. Did my now-Gugie frame come from my birthplace (only to end up in Portland and finally Germany)? That would be an odd adventure. Is this your old bike @fender1 ?
Yes. I live in Berwyn, PA. I got the frame as a"frame only" on ebay. If I recall correctly, it came to me from Michigan. Gugie purchased it from me with some other frames.
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Small world and quite a cool story of the frame's (partial) origin.
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Parts get around on this forum. The Brooks B17N on one of my bikes has been under at least two other forum members.
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My Raleigh Grand Sports was once @nlerner 's, who sold it to @bear_a_bug , who did a trade-out with me for some torchwork.

There's a built-in discount when dealing with fello forum members as well.

I think many of us just want to see stuff getting used by someone who will appreciate it.
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