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Old 10-01-21, 06:16 PM
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Raleigh International

Bought this almost a month ago and FedEx just dropped it off after lunch today. Itís was covered in years of grime and dirt. After soaking the parts and scrubbing the frame I think it turned out pretty good.


Before and after.






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Fabulous job.
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I saw an orange one on facebook recently for $40, I was going to buy it but then the guy removed it and listed it for $80. I wasn't sure if the wheels or cranks were original since it had a dork disk and a 3 front chain rings and looked rough so I thought it might've been raided for parts. Ended up seeing it on craigslist with the rusted solid chain a few days later for $600 .
It sure looked a lot rougher in the pictures the guy selling for $600 took, and it's way to big for me, but if I could could've cleaned it up the profits really could've covered a hell of a lot more $20 money pits I love to get tangled up in
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Itís beautiful and you have revealed and highlighted its loveliness! Good work on locating it, getting it and shining it up!
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Old 10-01-21, 07:23 PM
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am I imagining things, or did you switch out the Record hubs for Tipo hubs?
That doesn't sound like an improvement... was something wrong with the Record hubs?

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(very happy with the Record hubs on my International)
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Old 10-01-21, 07:39 PM
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I liked the silver rims over the anodized rims. Hub change might be a winter project.
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Nice! Cool color, hope you enjoy the ride.
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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
I liked the silver rims over the anodized rims. Hub change might be a winter project.
yeah.... dark anodized rims are just wrong. I've got Mavic MA-2's on my International. Bright and shiny is the goal!

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Old 10-01-21, 08:56 PM
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Nice! I had one in the same color. Broke a rear dropout and broke my heart.
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by 1972 they were on back order and a $100 more. I looked
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Nice score, great riding framesets. Had a Ď74, wish I had kept it to this day. Same champagne colourway.

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My '71 International looks like this now:

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My '71 International has tons of room for tires. I ran 700 x 38 with fenders until recently, and there was still plenty of wiggle room. I've heard Raleigh could be all over the place - does yours have extra room also?
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27x1 1/4” with plenty of room for more.
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Wow that came out great, almost like the dirt acted as a preservative.
So how much did you pay?
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