Stumbled upon this site whilst looking for an original spec for my Raleigh Discovery . Still looking
I got a Raleigh Discovery in 91 after having my car stolen and used it for several years. My son is now at Uni so I decided to drag the bike out and give it a new lease of life and get him some transport for uni.
The bike itself was in pretty good condition as I tend to look after my things and it was perfectly usable apart from having no chain !!
I have stripped the whole bike down to the frame and the frame has be resprayed a very white white and the bars/stem sprayed black
I have retained the biopace GS 200 front/rear dérailleur but replaced the bottom bracket with new shimano bottom bracket and put on a new shimano narrow chain.
Original seat stem has been retained and have replaced the seat with a Specialized Targa seat
Original Rigida 26" rims have been retained, new rim tape, tubes and now shod with Schwalbe Land Cruiser 1.9/2.0 tyres
On the handlebars I have put on Specialized BG Targa grips with bar ends.
Have done away with the original brake levers and gear shifters and updated with Shimano index system ST-EF51 which combines brakes and rapid fire shifters with Shimano cables throughout
I have done away with the original cantilever brakes and replaced with Tektro V brakes
Think thats about it for the moment. Bike is pretty much finished apart from setting up the front and rear dérailleurs
The Tektro brakes I took of my 2012 Specialized Sirrus comp and replaced those with Avid Single 7 digit and the Targa seat was also off that bike.
Once finished I will put a couple of pics up if anyone is interested quite pleased with how its turned out, may put some retrobike stickers on it too
Still have the original brake levers, gear shifters & canti brakes if anyone is interested in them