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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:22 pm 
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Hi guys, I'm looking to buy a new road bike, ideally a Raleigh as I already have one I made into a fixie. But I've always, and still have actually not achieved to get a bb that fits - I believe the headset is the same on the forks to??

So my question is which raleighs have normal threads, ideally I want to get one which have normal threads which some must have? See loads of raleighs with campag/high end shimano etc. So do Reynolds tubing ones have normal threads?

Somebody help please!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:11 pm 
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Have done some more digging and it appears only some raleighs use the odd thread size, much happier after reading that, I shall have to try to change the bb in mine for a standard one and see.

Any advice still appreciated


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:00 pm 
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Raleigh were such a large firm BITD that they made their own componenets........including their own TPI Bottom Bracket and head sets.

http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_bo-z.html

Higher end bikes and frames came with standard British BB's as did their later bikes.

Just a bit confused with your post..........do you have a raleigh frame and are looking for a new BB?

Shaun


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:54 pm 
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Oh sorry, yes I have a Raleigh, a lower end frame which I believe to have Raleigh threads.

I would like to buy a new, to me, bike. Ideally starting with a Raleigh frame, but only if they come with standard threading to make buying bb's and headsets easier.

Are you saying then that if I purchased a Reynolds tubing model it would have standard threading?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:25 am 
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Not sure what you want but a Road Ace IIRC has standard kit :)

or a Raleigh built Carlton.

What era? 70's 80's

Shaun


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:53 am 
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80's, I'm feeling, I'll just keep looking for a frame to turn up :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:02 pm 
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Raleigh bottom brackets are usually 26tpi as are headsets but later ones switched to 24tpi...both of which are readily avaliable. So go enjoy...
John


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