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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:23 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon May 21, 2012 4:39 pm
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Location: Ireland
Hi All,

I'm hoping someone can help me out.

I'm planning to mod my 1984 Raleigh Corsa to accept a modern Campag Veloce 10 groupset.
This includes setting the frame and forks to take modern wheels.
Doing it properly means heat which in turn means a respray.

I'd like to refinish to original spec with pearl Raleigh Oyster paint and original Raleigh and Reynolds decals.

Can anyone help match the original paint Raleigh used back in the mid eighties?
If needs be I can use a modern pearl white but the original was quite distinctive and I've yet to find a modern paint quite like it.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:19 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:07 pm
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Location: Cotswolds
Not sure why it needs heat, where were you planning to apply heat?
Was this 501?

Just make sure the ends are parallel after.

Keith


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:42 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon May 21, 2012 4:39 pm
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Location: Ireland
Yes, it's 501.

I want the mod to be done properly with straight stays and a properly tracked frame.
That means a new longer brake bridge and hence heat.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:29 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:11 pm
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I had a similar era 80s Peugeot 103 (similar to 501) with 126mm dropouts and I expected to have to cold set and to repaint but in fact didn't need to.

Suggest you turn the bike upside down and put the wheel in with help of gravity rather than fighting it, I expect you will find it needs nothing more that a slight thumb press to slot the wheel in the dropouts. Obviously check alignment but I think you will be ok.

The only other issue I found was that the highest gear seemed a bit close to the frame when fully back in the dropout but by moving the wheel forwards clearance was restored. Alternatively use a different freewheel/cassette with a bigger first sprocket.

See how you get on before taking expensive action!

HTH Ray


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