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Old 03-30-10, 10:29 AM
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I'm running 700c x 35 Vittoria Randonneur Hypers on my '68. There is only a few mm clearance at the front of the chainstays on either side. I will probably run 32s next time.

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Whats the Biggest Tires anyone's got to fit on their Super Course?
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Old 03-30-10, 11:34 AM
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You guys riding the regular paselas or the tour guards. I ride 20 miles 1 way to work. It's all on busy city streets and lots of sketchy neighborhoods so I might go with the tg. The ride quality of this bike is amazing. I've been riding a panasonic (not sure what model) schwinn 3spd and a concord freedom deluxe s12. The ride of the super course is so much nicer. I think I am going to put the cyclones on it but not just yet. Im holding out for a bike I might get this week
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I use the regular version, not TourGuard. I wonder what effect the extra belt has on ride quality. It definitely adds to the price and perhaps to the weight. There's not much glass on my roads. I think beverages come in plastic bottles more than before, so there's less glass to shatter on the streets.

buldogge, the 700c helps with clearance since the radius is 4mm less than 27". Zaphod Beeblebrox, what size wheels does your Super Course have?
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700C. I converted it from 27" when I rebuilt it after the re-spray. Right now its got 700x35's, There's room for fenders still, but I'm just curious about bigger tires because I love the cushy ride.
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Yeah, my guess is that the distance between dropouts and chainstay bridge will be the limiting factor. God knows there's a lot of room under the brakes.
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With the 700s there's lots and lots of room. I've got 27x32s on mine. I have to deflate the rear to get past the fender at the chainstay bridge but I've got a kinda stupid fender.
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700x25 Pasela on mine, TG's. I don't know if the belt affects ride quality or not, it feels fine to me,,,,BD
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Originally Posted by buldogge View Post
I'm running 700c x 35 Vittoria Randonneur Hypers on my '68. There is only a few mm clearance at the front of the chainstays on either side. I will probably run 32s next time.

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I'm running 37s on my powdercoated, re-decaled 1971. This photo almost shows the tight clearance (especially in the rear). I definitely couldn't go any larger.
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I was just out in The Old Shed and stumbled across a mid seventies Raleigh Super Course frame set with a slightly damaged seat tube(post removal issue). The frame set is easily repairable, with a touch of heat, and then the frame set will be just fine. It will even work OK without the repair. Funny the things one finds in The Old Shed.
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Old 03-31-10, 04:42 AM
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... my powdercoated, re-decaled 1971.....
- Let's see the rest of it !
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
I was just out in The Old Shed and stumbled across a mid seventies Raleigh Super Course frame set with a slightly damaged seat tube(post removal issue). The frame set is easily repairable, with a touch of heat, and then the frame set will be just fine. It will even work OK without the repair. Funny the things one finds in The Old Shed.
Hi Randyjawa - - Doesn't everyone wish they had an "old shed" like that !
- Are you preparing to put that old frame set back into commission?
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The Old Shed is really cool, i'd love to visit that.


I rode my SuperCourse to work today...awesome as always.
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- Let's see the rest of it !
Here are a couple more.



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Here are a couple more.


Impressive extreme Super Course makeover - (& it appears to be ideally suited to your environs, based on the view from your yard! )
= Another testament to the adaptability of the illustrious Raleigh Super Course !
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the derailleurs themselves werent cracked. The plastic jockey wheels were. Id rather just replace them before they break while im out riding. I went ahead and put a shimano arabesque group on it. Im saving the cyclone i have for the bike im hoping to get very soon.

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if you look at the inside of the fork you can see the flaked off paint



I took it out for its first trip with the new deraileurs and it rides amazing. Ill be adding her to my rotation of bikes that i take to work daily
Wow, those Weinmann 610's are the same centerpulls on my '74 Grand Prix. I'll be posting pics of my '83 Super Course will be up soon, though I doubt I'll have any detailed pictures of the components (no camera (lame)).
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Alright, I squeezed in a quick 5 minute shakedown ride yesterday evening, just before we left to go out for dinner. Love the ride! Laid back, but fast! Here's a quick teaser shot (cell phone pic):

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Alright, I squeezed in a quick 5 minute shakedown ride yesterday evening, just before we left to go out for dinner. Love the ride! Laid back, but fast! Here's a quick teaser shot (cell phone pic):

Is THIS the bike which you had last reported as having its rear triangle immersed in OA?
Well, it was certainly worth the trouble. - Can't wait to see more pics!

BTW - Is that a period correct Stronglight Crank you installed? It looks wonderful on your bike.
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Hi Bibliobob -
You have a great combination of stuff on this bike - It is not a concern that the cosmetics are not "perfect" since 99% of these SC are not (People preferred to RIDE them vs. LOOK at them, though I enjoy doing both) . . . If you upgrading the Seat post, I would recommend an alloy straight post instead of the LaPrade style. (I have one on my red '73 SC)...
I know it is a slight weight compromise (with keeping the steel saddle clamps) but IMHO it would work better aesthetically, based on the theme of your bike.

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I bought this Super Course today at a flea market. New to road biking, I wasn't sure what I was buying, but figured I'd take a chance. I'm amazed to now discover that there is such a following for this bike model. The decals are unfortunately missing from the frame, so I'm not certain exactly what I have. Based on the serial number and what I've found on the internet, I think this is a 1981. If I'm wrong, please let me know. Thanks.

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I don't have a super course, but I am betting that I have a super course fork. Do your super courses have Simplex dropouts in the front? My Raleigh Gran Sport is one model north of the super course but the fork crown does not match other gran sports. It looks like they just used what they had. Of course the fork blades on mine are supposed to be 531, no telling if they actually are though.
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Nope, not an 81, hmmm. If it is, then it's not a Super Course. I see stamped drops, stem shifters, and the brake cable mounts
don't really look raleigh like? IE one piece instead of two... Take some closeups of the lugs, etc?,,,,BD





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I assemble my bike from zero to the whole.I bought every component by myself.So the brand of my bike is me,Geatekeen.hahaha
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Nice, but not a Super Course by ANY stretch of the imagination??,,,,BD
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Here is one up for grabs in SE Mich. (Not mine) - $150

http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/bik/1720493040.html




21 inch frame

Brooks B17 Brown w/laces

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same that I paid for mine but the paint on that is in much nicer shape.
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