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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:24 pm 
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I remember the Pro Tour but not the Eclipse - really like that, loads of potential for a nice retro-modern build.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:23 pm 
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Update:

I sourced a white sakae chainset/cranks with black chainrings from another Eclipse (mine had an identical one in silver for some reason, i always preferred the look of the original and i wanted the silver set for my kelloggs!)

Also fitted ivory wall michelin pro4 race tyres, 8 speed Sachs freewheel, cane creek scr5 brake levers, titanium skewers, black carbon slr xp saddle, cateye wireless computer, and i had the BB and headset serviced at the LBS. the bike now weighs 10.6kg.

I got some escort eclipse decals shrunk and done in dark red for the maintube, they suit it really well.

It has got the 130mm backend so i'm thinking of fitting a modern wheelset, i read somewhere that a 10speed cassette on modern wheel/hub will fit, is this correct? And will i be able to fit a 10speed indexed downtube shifter (the rear mech is modern shimano alivio long cage with large chain pulleys). I realise i'll need a 10speed chain.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:34 pm 
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Nice one Percy.

I recently bought one of these for a mate to do l'Eroica on. He's having new rings fitted to the original white n black chainset to turn it into a compact and changing the mech to incorporate a 28t. Other than some Durano Plus', that's it.

Thought it would make an ideal retro bike for a retro ride so hopefully it works out OK.

There's a bit of detail here: http://www.pedalofhonour.com/blog/2013/ ... o-raleigh/

I'll try and post some pics up at some point seeing as this seems to be an Eclipse love-in!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:18 pm 
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Thats an interesting project, yes please post any updates.

With the upgraded calipers,levers, sealed hubs, 8 speed and long cage mech it does ride and feel like a modern roadie, but with some retro charm.


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 Post subject: Re: Reactivation
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:44 pm 
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Hi Guys,

I hope I wan't get killed for refreshing such an old tread, and I hope Percybigun don't mind me writing here.

Got this baby few weeks ago and I am planning to change it into a decent ride.

Would anyone know what kind of crank set will fit this bike? LAst contact with bikes I had 20 years ago.

Red.

Hym my files are to big, I'll try to submit photo in next post


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:15 pm 
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Great job on reviving the old girl as she looks amazing and i don't remember seeing those bike's with the red stripes back in the 80's but i think my eyes will be wide open from now on just in case ;) ..


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:59 am 
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Now,
My Bike, Looks crappy now so I have to start work on it


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:10 pm 
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all right lads, this is my last attempt to submit a photo using a computer, the message on max file size never appear on my phone so was sure I was doing smthng wrong, but here it is


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:40 pm 
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Now i know where the saying saddle sore's come's from ;) . Well overall Red your Eclips looks pretty solid but it's just ashame thae saddle is looking a bit worn out ..


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