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Old 07-01-12, 08:33 AM
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Who has an 85 Raleigh Super Course??

That is the one with the chrome headtube.

That is the one I am lusting to get in 62cm... ;0
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Originally Posted by djkashuba

Very Nice! What is that Chainring?

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Thank you!

That is a Sugino Super Maxy crankset with 47/34. It was on the bike when I bought it as a triple, with a 53 on the outside. It is being replaced soon since the bottom bracket that goes with it is way too wide, and the crankset is incompatible with the new sealed bottom bracket that I bought to replace it.

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Originally Posted by auchencrow
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You're meaning to say that your wife has TWO Super Courses, and you only have ONE?
Sounds like it's time for another quest!

(great bikes BTW!)
Haha, yes. I absolutely love that 1970 Mixte! If it were only a wee bit bigger for me, that would be my go-to bike. I've got a 1971 International that I've been slowly gathering parts for, so that'll eventually make up for the discrepancy I hope.
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Well, this thread was my bedtime reading last night and now I'm all geeked up on Super Courses.

A few weeks ago, I stopped at a house on the side of the road that had about 30 bikes on display in the yard. Two brothers pick up bikes, repair them and sell them cheap. Nothing much of interest until I checked out the "Not yet worked on" pile. And I do mean "pile"!

I walked away with a 73 Super Course for $5. Almost wet myself. Crazy set up- it had big, steel Wald ape hangers and a 3ttt Record stem (which I thought only came on Raleigh models higher in the food chain). Beside the enormous, white, sprung, mattress saddle, the rest of the stuff looks proper. Simplex derailleurs and DT shifters, proper wheels and hubs, and a cotterless aluminum Stronglight crank with Lyotard pedals.

I stripped the parts off except for the crank because my standard crank puller doesn't fit. I planned to wait until winter to work on it, but all you people are making me jones for the ride.

So now that I've been informed that the wife and kid are going out for a bit, I'm going to see if I can get a quick build together from the parts bin. You know, just to make sure it works.
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two new Raleigh super courses 1972 and 1978Paided 90.00 for 72 &100.00 for 78 both from original owners .
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Here is my '73 fully dressed.
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1972 Raleigh Super Course. Repainted in Dark Blue Meatllic, Gold lug lining and Original spec decals. Water bottle mounts add.

GB stem and Handle bars
Suntour Bar ends
Campangnolo Chorus Crank 172.5
Record Bottom Bracket
Shimano Something or other Front Drailleur (had a cable stop)
Suntour VGT R/D
Sram PC 870 Chain
Suntour "Touring" sealed bearing hubs (Sooo Smooth)
DT SWISS D/B spokes, CR 18 rims 27x1/14
Panaracer tires
26.4 seat post
Jagwire housing,
Generic saddle and pedals (test ride stuff)

Note: the chain in the picture is a KMC chain, it's all I had so I can go on a test ride. Since then, it now sports a PC870, much better and smoother chain, IMHO.










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Golly. - Every time I visit this thread I get ideas for expanding my little cache of Super Courses... Beautiful work guys.
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
Golly. - Every time I visit this thread I get ideas for expanding my little cache of Super Courses... Beautiful work guys.
Know the feeling, I've got a 74 waiting in pieces for some attention in my garage.
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Nice work Mike! Did you trim off the end of your handlebar tape so that it finishes at an angle? It never occurred to me to do it that way, but it looks very neat.
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Got this little guy.
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami
Nice work Mike! Did you trim off the end of your handlebar tape so that it finishes at an angle? It never occurred to me to do it that way, but it looks very neat.

Hello Chris,

Yes. I trim the ends of the bar tape at an angle, make it easier to get a finished end that way.
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After riding my 59cm Super Course for a year, I decided it was just a hair too small. I searched and finally found a larger frame on DC Craigslist. I built it up with components from the smaller frame, plus some swell GB rando bars (Thanks mparker326!), and bar cons. The saddle bag is a re-purposed Dooney and Bourke ($8 on eBay) which works quite well for a tools, phone, keys and a bite to eat, with room for a mini u-lock if needed. The new frame and bars fit me like a glove.


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Originally Posted by jeirvine
After riding my 59cm Super Course for a year, I decided it was just a hair too small. I searched and finally found a larger frame on DC Craigslist. I built it up with components from the smaller frame, plus some swell GB rando bars (Thanks mparker326!), and bar cons. The saddle bag is a re-purposed Dooney and Bourke ($8 on eBay) which works quite well for a tools, phone, keys and a bite to eat, with room for a mini u-lock if needed. The new frame and bars fit me like
Wow! That looks amazing! I am glad I could contribute to your build.
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Originally Posted by jeirvine
After riding my 59cm Super Course for a year, I decided it was just a hair too small. I searched and finally found a larger frame on DC Craigslist. I built it up with components from the smaller frame, plus some swell GB rando bars (Thanks mparker326!), and bar cons. The saddle bag is a re-purposed Dooney and Bourke ($8 on eBay) which works quite well for a tools, phone, keys and a bite to eat, with room for a mini u-lock if needed. The new frame and bars fit me like a glove.


What handlebar wrap is that?
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My '84 purchased new. Wolber Gentleman 81 rims laced to Specialized cartridge bearing hubs were built by a good friend in 1985. I also added Cyclone MK II derailleurs about that time. The Nitto stem and bar end shifters were installed a few weeks ago.

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What handlebar wrap is that?
I think it's Origin8 fake cork. I just buy whatever cork wrap's cheapest on Amazon. Tey all seem pretty similar to me.
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Originally Posted by big chainring
Here is my '73 fully dressed.
Fully dressed??? Fully dressed??? Those little fenders are almost pornographic in their lack of coverage!
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Originally Posted by brian3069
My '84 purchased new. Wolber Gentleman 81 rims laced to Specialized cartridge bearing hubs were built by a good friend in 1985. I also added Cyclone MK II derailleurs about that time. The Nitto stem and bar end shifters were installed a few weeks ago.
Makes mine seem tiny I do think those early 80's US Raleighs are some nice frames. I have an Olympian in 555sl that is swell.
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K well this thread showing up has inspired me to get off my butt and start on the 74 sitting in my garage. After doing a fairly nice cleaning of the paint I've decided it really doesn't need a complete repaint/stickering, just a touch up paint job and stickering.

So anyway do any of you all know a good paint match for the candy red and white on the 74's? I plan on doing the touch ups, sanding em down, stickers, then a couple layers of clear coat. But I want a really good color match, especially on the white where it'd show up the most. Preferably a brand and color number if possible.

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Whenever I need touch up paint for an older frame, I take it to the Hobby superstore near work. They seem to have every color under the sun. I always find a really good match. Other than that, take it to a Automotive paint store and they'll match it and mix you up any quantity you like.
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Since the 59 cm was a tad small, what size is your new Super Course if you don't mind sharing? Beautiful bike by the way!

Originally Posted by jeirvine
After riding my 59cm Super Course for a year, I decided it was just a hair too small. I searched and finally found a larger frame on DC Craigslist. I built it up with components from the smaller frame, plus some swell GB rando bars (Thanks mparker326!), and bar cons. The saddle bag is a re-purposed Dooney and Bourke ($8 on eBay) which works quite well for a tools, phone, keys and a bite to eat, with room for a mini u-lock if needed. The new frame and bars fit me like a glove.


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Since the 59 cm was a tad small, what size is your new Super Course if you don't mind sharing? Beautiful bike by the way!
Probably a 25" nominal: it's a hair under 64cm center to top, and the top tube is about 58cm ctc. Thanks a lot!
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Same here, mine has some mods...

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