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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:44 pm 
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After 5 years of looking at this 'project' today was the day it got stripped down, and the cleaning began....

Almost 100% original, I am just seeking the all elusive Brake Hoods for the Shimano 105 Golden Arrow Levers, and some Benotto White handlebar tape...

Decided to keep this as a 'survivor' rather than go down the full restoration route

It's a Worksop built January 1986 Team Corsa 12 with full Shimano 105 Golden Arrow group set

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:40 am 
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Location: The Lovely Lincolnshire Wolds and by the sea in Sussex
MrW wrote:
After 5 years of looking at this 'project' today was the day it got stripped down, and the cleaning began....

Almost 100% original, I am just seeking the all elusive Brake Hoods for the Shimano 105 Golden Arrow Levers, and some Benotto White handlebar tape...

Decided to keep this as a 'survivor' rather than go down the full restoration route

It's a Worksop built January 1986 Team Corsa 12 with full Shimano 105 Golden Arrow group set

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The Corsa is a nice bicycle, but not built in Worksop but built at the Lightweight Unit (LU) in Nottingham. Raleigh used the W (Worksop) frame prefix to differentiate the classier frames from the grey porridge after Worksop was closed.

Here's my 1984 Corsa (only in this colour - Oyster - for 1984), I bought it new and with a Shimano 600EX groupset.

Post some more images when yours is finished.

Jon.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:11 am 
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@MrW, Looking forward to seeing the finished article.

@roadking, thats a nice looking ride. Almost identical to the Criterium Triathlon 12.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:26 pm 
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Thanks guys

@roadkind, your Corsa is from the same era as my virtually NOS Competition 531c... (Pics to follow!)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:12 pm 
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Some cleaning and polishing done...

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Wheels next... any suggestions on cleaning and polishing these?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:54 pm 
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I'm going to have to stop looking at these Raleighs, first the gold one and now these two.

I'm starting to want one :D

What have you used to polish it up with?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:57 pm 
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Thank you

I am using Autosol metal polish, lots of soft cloths and some sore fingers!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:47 pm 
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Update

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All that is left to 'restore/clean/sort' are the Rims..

You can see them in more than 1 photo, and they are in a right state... any suggestions most welcome!

Then they will be off to the LBS to get trued, and then its Handlebar tape, tubes and tyres time!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:12 pm 
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Finally finished today!

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Edit to spec after discovering a 1986 Brochure which is closer in spec than the 1985 one I had already found:


Frame: Reynolds 501 Double Butted Chromalloy-M Main Tubes with Gipiemme Forged Ends & Short Point Super Leger Lugs.

Fork: Reynolds 501 SL Taper Gauge Blades, Precision Cast Sloping Internal Fork Crown, Gipiemme Forged Ends

Headset: Shimano 105 Golden Arrow
Stem: SR Custom Light Alloy
Handlebar: SR Engraved Alloy Bend
Bar Tape: BBB Suede Effect

Brake Levers/Brifters: Shimano 105 Golden Arrow
Brake Calipers: Shimano 105 Golden Arrow QR Recessed Fitting
Brake Pads: Shimano
Brake Cables: Generic

Shifters: Shimano 105 Golden Arrow
Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 Golden Arrow
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 Golden Arrow
Derailleur Cables: Generic
Cassette: Shimano Cassette, Silver, 13-15-17-19-21-24T
Chain: Sedisport Silver/Black
Cranks: Shimano 105 Golden Arrow
Chainrings: Shimano 52/42T
Bottom Bracket: Tange
Pedals: Alloy MKS Quill

Rims: Weinmann 513E 700C Eyeletted Alloy
Hubs: Shimano 105 Small Flange Alloy QR
Hub Skewers: Shimano 105
Nipples: Generic
Spokes: 14G Rustless
Tyres: Michelin Dynamic Classic 700 x 23c
Tubes: Raleigh

Saddle: ISCA 406 Black Suede
Seatpost: Fluted Alloy, Single Allen Bolt Adjustment
Seatpost Binder: Alloy

Bottle Cage: Alloy
Extras: Frame Fitting Inflator, Christophe Toe Clips and Straps, Wide Angle Reflector, Comet Wheel Reflectors

Weight: 23lb


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:16 pm 
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That's some impressive polishing work you've done there :)


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