Thought I'd say hello on my own, first post, and show a couple of photos of a project finally coming to an end.
I bought a knackered 50's Raleigh Lenton frame, and have been doing it up for the missus. Apart from a bit of fettling like hooking up the hub gear, getting mudguards and getting the chainwheel on it's nearly there!
I built an AW 3-apeed and old SA front hub on to new Raleigh 26 1 3/8 alloys. Diacompe brakes will help stop her. I'd like to get a Brooks saddle on eventually, but I'm skint at the moment. I reconditioned the BB and replaced the headset. The BB was a nightmare because it is some odd size.
I have four other Ralieigh frames- a Road Ace, Richmond, a factory sell-off job, and a Special Build modified frame with cutout BB and Braze-on Front Mech. I'll get round to them, and fancy converting one or more in to a light weight Sturmey Archer AW hub commuter. Time will tell, and I'll post pics when they are more like a bike and less like a pile of wasted money!
I have a yellow Raleigh Randonneur which is an amazing ride, but ugly as sin!
Hope to spend more time on here in the coming months. Great site!