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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:18 pm 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
My winter/commuter/touring bike which originally began life as a Quadra II frameset sold to me via RB member Rookilo:


Frame: Raleigh Quadra, 58cm c-c, 531 main tubes only

Fork: Raleigh, 531 blades, 1" threaded steerer

Headset: Shimano STX 1" threaded, sealed bearings
Stem: ITM Eclypse quill, 13cm
Handlebar: 3TTT THE 42cm c-c
Bar Tape: Selev red vinyl

Brake Levers/Brifters: Campagnolo Mirage 9-speed Ergopower for 14-speed "Shimergo" set-up
Brake Calipers: Campagnolo Xenon triple band-on
Brake Pads: Saccon one-piece
Brake Cables: Fibrax

Shifters: See above
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Xenon triple
Rear Derailleur: Sachs Centera short-cage
Derailleur Cables: Fibrax
Cassette: Sunrace 7-speed wide-range, 11-30
Chain: Wippermann 700
Cranks: Sugino/Ritchey 110mm BCD MTB crankset running as a double, 175mm
Chainrings: TA 53t outer, TA 38t inner
Bottom Bracket: Tange-Seiki sealed cartridge
Pedals: Time Atac Alium

Rims: Mavic Open SUP CD 36h front & rear
Hubs: Shimano 105 36h QR front & QR cassette rear
Hub Skewers: Shimano 105 front & rear
Nipples: Plated brass
Spokes: Double butted stainless steel
Tyres: 2 x Vredestein Volante 700c x 25mm wire bead clincher
Tubes: 2 x Continental

Saddle: Selle San Marco Race Gel, black
Seatpost: Aero alloy (Miche??) micro-adjust
Seatpost Binder: part of the seat cluster with allen bolt

Bottle Cage: Red ETC alloy x 2
Extras: Sigma BC600 computer, Zefal pump, Spencer rear rack and black plastic mudguards, Outer Edge saddle pack, panniers, Cateye front light and Smart LED rear light, proper "old school" chrome-plated bell (!), Acor chainstay protector

It's a long way from the original Raleigh spec but has served me very well the last 18 months or so. I recently had it refinished in very smart gold powder coat for a very reasonable 40 quid all-in. Doing a few long distance rides on it in the very near future, which I'm looking forward to! Despite having a shorter wheelbase than a "pure" tourer it handles those sort of trips well. Now re-configured as a 14-speed rather than 21-speed transmission and will probably move to a 48/36 set-up when the existing chainrings wear out.


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