Well, after months of searching, one of my holy grails came up on eBay, and I am now the proud owner of a 1987 Raleigh Record Sprint. (dated from the Weinmann 500 brakes!)
I had hoped it was the slightly earlier version, with the Aerospace Countour tubing, but this will fit the bill for now...
I've previously obtained a NOS set of decals for it (the Aerospace tubing one, but they are identical bar the downtube one, which isn't used on the 87 version) (any ideas where I can get these duplicated?)
Plus a NOS Selle Royal saddle finished in Black Suede effect.
I picked it up this morning, and have now stripped it right back to frame, with only the chain needing removal, plus the crank set...
This is where i now need assistance...
How do i remove the crank set? It appears to have 14mm bolts, but I cannot find a socket that will fit into the recess...
How do I remove the suntour 6 speed freewheel?
Where can I get the Weinmann 700c rims re-anodised black?
The issue of amber wall 700c tyres I will leave for another day!
In essence, the bike is as it left the factory, as it even had the original cable ends on, which I have had to remove.
All the components are there, and most just need a good clean or soak in degreaser!
For a 21 year old bike, the paintwork is in very good shape, but I think I will still get it refinished.. Is this powder coated, or simply painted? (plus, how do I remove the headbadge without damaging it?)
I'll get some pics posted up later of the bike disassembled, and hope in the coming weeks to get it back up and running.
Then, all i need to do is start and finish the 1984 Pulsar and the 1984 Pursuit...
Lots of questions I know, but the last time I took a bike apart was when I was 16, and that was 20 years ago!!
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