This weekend was the perfect weather for messing around with my latest project, a Raleigh Record Sprint:
This bike is a testement to the kindness and generosity of others. Jamis04 was giving the bike away, and I offered to give it a good home. There were a few parts required to complete the build, the legend that is Lazarus stepped in, and furnished me with wheels, crank, brake levers, mechs, bottom bracket and saddle! There is a seperate thread regarding this particular act of generosity, labelled 'is this excessive pac' and can be found in the retro classic road section.
The reason for this build was simple, I had one of these as a teenager, and have many happy memories of riding my Record Sprint when the summers were longer and warmer and all that nostalgic stuff! I remember buying the bike ten miles away from home, my mum dropped me off, and I beat her home!
I have put a wanted ad up for brake blocks, if anyone has any suggestions where to get them from I would be most grateful.
Thanks Jamis04 and thanks Lazarus!