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1984 Raleigh Racing USA Prestige - I think I scored Ok on this one.

Old 10-27-23, 11:10 AM
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Finished this one up for now. I'm thinking some changes will still happen but I do want to give it a ride or two before I'm shut down for awhile. Gonna ride it for now with those modern wheels but reality is I'd rather have the original rims on it....I think. I need to get there rear wheel sorted out first.

Some notes on this that may just be my own lack of knowledge. Not that impressed with the brake calipers. The cable housing comes in at a weird angle and I had to keep playing around with cable length and how it connected to the brake to get things working well. I wound up running so stepdown ferrules from the end of the brake housing into the adjusters. Trying to keep the housing as straight as I could to keep the brakes calipers from binding when closed. Front gave me the most problems. Went with black bar tape for now and dressed it up a bit with some yellow finishing highlights. The decals on the frame are more gold than yellow though so I don't really like that. The hoods are a perfect fit as they are a bit long and tall in front. But they fit the brake lever body tight without interfering with the action and do feel good under hand. Dang..and as I type this I just realized I haven't swapped in the new chain yet.

Anyway as it sets right now. 20 lbs 8 ozs.

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Old 10-27-23, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by jamesdak
Finished this one up for now. I'm thinking some changes will still happen but I do want to give it a ride or two before I'm shut down for awhile. Gonna ride it for now with those modern wheels but reality is I'd rather have the original rims on it....I think. I need to get there rear wheel sorted out first.

Some notes on this that may just be my own lack of knowledge. Not that impressed with the brake calipers. The cable housing comes in at a weird angle and I had to keep playing around with cable length and how it connected to the brake to get things working well. I wound up running so stepdown ferrules from the end of the brake housing into the adjusters. Trying to keep the housing as straight as I could to keep the brakes calipers from binding when closed. Front gave me the most problems. Went with black bar tape for now and dressed it up a bit with some yellow finishing highlights. The decals on the frame are more gold than yellow though so I don't really like that. The hoods are a perfect fit as they are a bit long and tall in front. But they fit the brake lever body tight without interfering with the action and do feel good under hand. Dang..and as I type this I just realized I haven't swapped in the new chain yet.

Anyway as it sets right now. 20 lbs 8 ozs.

Wow! that is nice ...you will turn some heads with that.
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Old 10-28-23, 07:48 AM
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I still wonder WHO did the graphics and specifications for those first generation Huffeighs!
Even when they were new they were an example of "What a great bike USED to look like!"
Even Merida stepped up and turned out their cleanest work.
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I really liked this generation of Raleigh bicycles, as the quality of the bikes really improved from something similar to older Peugeots to a level much better.
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