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Old 06-05-22, 02:03 PM
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I recently acquired a 1980s Raleigh Record Ace. It still has the sticker from the shop in the UK that sold it in Bury St Edmund. I don't believe this model was available in the US. The frame is Reynolds 531. It was clearly a garage queen: there is no paint chipped away on the chain stay; when I opened the bottom bracket, the grease had separated after 40 years but it was clean but the bearing surfaces had very little wear.

It came stock with "alpine" gearing (52/42, 14-28 ultra 6 freewheel). I may install a triple on it; there are no mountains in central Iowa but this would make a good eroica bike as it has generous tire clearance. The bike is very clean on the inside but I went ahead and used frame saver. Then I have to make some decisions as to the build.











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Old 06-05-22, 02:07 PM
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That bike is ridiculously hot.
my 15 yr old grand daughter's Silver King.. a 1935 single speed with silver surfer comic book clippings on the rims. sorry for the bad cell phone pics.



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Old 06-05-22, 02:19 PM
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Not much, did a little on my blog, that's it.
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Old 06-05-22, 03:39 PM
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Old 06-05-22, 04:24 PM
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I did a 6 hour round trip to pick up a frameset. Duh.
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That bike is ridiculously hot.
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Put on a set of MKS AR3 pedals with toe clips. Talk about finnicky to get your shoes into.



Toe clips and biopace

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Old 06-06-22, 01:16 PM
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Tango 1-

Ditch the nylon straps for leather. The nylon is too flexible and non-self-supporting so it collapses the opening for the shoe and will not stay stable.
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Old 06-06-22, 01:30 PM
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More drinking (and cheese eating).

Had this bottle left over from last season's L'Eroica. The baron did not disappoint:

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Originally Posted by Tango1 View Post
Put on a set of MKS AR3 pedals with toe clips. Talk about finnicky to get your shoes into.



Toe clips and biopace
I run oldschool clips and straps on all my bikes, can't stand or ride clipless, hate the look and have a crooked ankle.

If you switch to leather zefal/christophe straps, they hold their open shape and make it much easier.




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Ditch the nylon straps for leather. The nylon is too flexible and non-self-supporting so it collapses the opening for the shoe and will not stay stable.
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I run oldschool clips and straps on all my bikes, can't stand or ride clipless, hate the look and have a crooked ankle.

If you switch to leather zefal/christophe straps, they hold their open shape and make it much easier.




Thanks for the tip! I chose nylon as that was what was available for a reasonable price. I just can't see the justification to spend $120 for two straps of leather but I will keep my eye out! Amazon is finnicky and my LBS are not inclined to hold stock for older bikes.
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A successfull day for the Colnago Master I bought with serious problems.
The framebuilder in charge asked how to go on with his job.



And later that day I succeeded to get a correct useable Gilco look-alike tube for a very reasonable price!



I already had in mind a normal round seat tube would be okay, but this is very nice, I'm really happy.
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Old 06-06-22, 04:22 PM
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Cost on the Christophe leather straps is about $12 not $120.

https://www.velo-heaven.co.uk/collec...oe-clip-straps

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Thanks for the tip! I chose nylon as that was what was available for a reasonable price. I just can't see the justification to spend $120 for two straps of leather but I will keep my eye out! Amazon is finnicky and my LBS are not inclined to hold stock for older bikes.
The zefal straps on efbay are only about $12-20.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/38173513758...YAAOSwxNxbW2Rf
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Originally Posted by bertinjim View Post
Cost on the Christophe leather straps is about $12 not $120.

https://www.velo-heaven.co.uk/collec...oe-clip-straps

One of the best values in all of cycling imo and they go hand in hand with MKS Sylvan pedals that are also a huge bargain.
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I rebuilt a pair of MKS G-5000 pedals. That armor all plastic restorer stuff is great.
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Going for the full tear down. Bought a couple bags of 4 ought steel wool for the clean up.


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Originally Posted by Tango1 View Post
Put on a set of MKS AR3 pedals with toe clips. Talk about finnicky to get your shoes into.



Toe clips and biopace
Also get the buckle close to the pedal body and put a twist in it inside the cage to keep the buckle there where the pedal will keep it sticking up instead of flopping over so you can get your foot in more quickly. You want the strap loose enough to get your foot in but tight enough to keep the shape that helps do that.

Once you get it setup better you will get the hang of it and you have to practice to get good at it, especially when you are faltering or in traffic/chaotic situations.
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Going for the full tear down. Bought a couple bags of 4 ought steel wool for the clean up.



Oh my!

Pro Class rims and everything!

I'll give you $50 cash money for it !!!
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I've shared this picture elsewhere as i just pulled it out of my attic -- but todays C&V goal is to get this old rig cleaned up, -- the dim lighting does not showcase how incredibly filthy this poor bike is by my standards. Ive got plans for it, but for today - just the clean up will be enough.

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