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1974 Raleigh International - FINISHED!

Old 06-18-20, 01:59 PM
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Old 06-18-20, 02:39 PM
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That is a SWEET ride!!!
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Will it ever be finished though! Feel like I've been working on my Peugeot forever and it'll never be done!
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Old 06-18-20, 09:29 PM
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Congratulations, it turned out great!
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Originally Posted by MillieTheCat View Post
Will it ever be finished though! Feel like I've been working on my Peugeot forever and it'll never be done!
Well, finished for now. I used spare parts just to get it together so I could ride it. Iíll spend some time seeing if itís going to be a good fit for me - if so, Iíll probably start swapping in nicer parts.
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Very Classy Bike. Those look like nice parts. What is the clamp on the top tube for?
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Always good to see an International back on the road. Looks great, enjoy!
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Originally Posted by Classtime View Post
Very Classy Bike. Those look like nice parts. What is the clamp on the top tube for?
Good eye! The brake cable kept binding because of the angle it came out of the guide, so I gave it a straight shot with the clamp. I may still need to find a few more parts - especially for the brake cables.
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Very sharp color! The gold decals go quite well with that.

Powder, wet, rattle can?
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Awesome looking. Nice work. Are those tubulars?
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Very sharp color! The gold decals go quite well with that.

Powder, wet, rattle can?
Thanks! I did a rattle can on this one - DupliColor from the local auto store. Clear coat is a two-part rattle can epoxy. We’ll see how it lasts. I tried to get the color as close to my old 1975 BMW 2002 - came out pretty close.

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Awesome looking. Nice work. Are those tubulars?
​​​​​​​The tires are clinchers - older Clement Strada LLG 700x28s that I picked up at a swapmeet. We’ll see how they roll.
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