This first thing I could do with advice on is correcting some of the decals. Specifically:
1) Its a Raleigh Gran Sport. It's not a Raleigh GranD
Sport, as the respray would suggest:
Petty? Yes. Important to me? Also yes. So the question is would it be safe to remove the "D"? I've done railway modelling before and there the standard way to remove transfers is to gently rub a cotton bud dipped in thinners. The decal seems to sit on top of the paintwork and is not connected to the other letters. Good idea or folly?
2) The replacement Reynolds 531 sticker is the wrong tube (bike is 531c) and era:
The shape of the original can be seen under the respray. The correct sticker is this one:
Again the decal sits on top of the paint. Is this amenable to lifting with a hairdryer without lifting the "english lightweight" sticker below?
3) The fork has original decals, quite worn and faded and with a little snagging at the edges:
Should I replace with new ones or leave as is?