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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:12 pm 
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Here's my effort on my 1987 Super Equipe.

I came across this thread whilst in the process of rebuilding and thought I should share...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:56 am 
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That's a lovely job! Love the chain set and shifters, that's got to be unusual on an Equipe. I'm cycling from Cherbourg to St Malo (and back) for a couple of stages of the Tour on mine so I'm currently adding thicker tyres and a decent set of panniers, I've also managed to procure myself a Campag Chorus crank so it's gonna be looking smart on the back lanes of Normandy! It's a multi-tasking bike! Thanks for posting.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:36 pm 
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Like the green. reminds me of the old Raleigh Rapide form the mid 1970s...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:43 pm 
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Thanks Meejoir. I got some bargains during the rebuild. You're right, I don't think many people would bother putting a Sram Red crank and a Ceramic GXP BB on a Raleigh Equipe! I had the frame cold set to accommodate a 10 speed cassette and the rear brake bridge was lowered too. The main thing that bugs me are the thumb shifter barrel adjuster adapters, but I will just have to live with them. I've owned the bike since new at 8 years old, so was a labour of love restoring it. Good luck on your tour - sounds like fun!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:04 pm 
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Whoah! Check out those strides! Gonna need some serious clips on those!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:26 pm 
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Currently undergoing a partial touring bike conversion!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:21 pm 
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New pics...


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:13 pm 
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Special aka you must truly have a deep history with your Equipe to lower the rear brake bridge! This was my first refurb and I can't ever see the day when Ill sell it - too much time and effort put into it.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:22 pm 
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Was either that or buy a new set of brakes. I opted to get it moved as I wanted to stay with white calipers.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:01 pm 
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Yikes! I hope that's a set of allen keys in his right pocket!


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