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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:54 pm 
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Recently picked this up as a bit of a project, a Raleigh Record Sprint from the late 80s I guess. Photos below taken as it came out of the shed, hence the cobwebs.

Previous owner has swapped out the brakes, crankset and front derailleur for Campag Mirage items. Alas the frame is too big for me, so that's going but everything else seems sound enough.

Two questions, if I may

- what does "SXC" on the frame refer to?

- I've stripped the Sachs hubs and replaced with new ball bearings, but they still don't feel right. What's the most cost effective option - new cones or would you start again with a new axle assembly?

Cheers

James


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:17 pm 
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Oooh err! Snap!

Just thinking though... If the frame is too big, wouldn't swapping it make it a different bike?

Yours must be a later one, maybe even early 90s? I can only find Raleigh racer catalogues up to 84, but I know after 85 they started putting less and less gold on them. Finding the catalog is key to finding out what SXC means, I think.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:40 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:43 pm 
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So an update on the progress to date. I fitted new brake blocks, put some air in the tyres and went for a ride, which served to confirm that the frame is definitely too big. Plus the seat post was stuck.

So a few weeks of looking on eBay turned up this 52cm Peugeot in a fetching shade of blue.

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No idea what model it is, despite looking in the catalogues on here and images on the net, but its lack of rainbow colours of other Peugeots is interesting. Sticker says Reynolds 501 though and looks legit enough.

So the Raleigh got put in the stand and the strip down started. Usual nonsense with the crank arm being seized on to the rusty bottom bracket, but other than that it was simple enough.

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Turns out the BB is JIS (Shimano) and the cranks are ISO (Campag Mirage), but it needs a new BB anyway, so will be putting in an ISO one. I'm also tempted to treat the new frame to a nice pair of chrome bars rather than swap out the black Raleigh ones. I could then sell the Raleigh frame with the (stuck) seat post, stem and bars meaning it would just need a groupset and wheels. Assuming a frame like this has any interest of course.

So currently bike looks like this:

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Very pleased with the results so far. Looking forward to getting out and riding.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:07 am 
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Nice looking Art gallery you have...........


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:12 am 
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Nob wrote:
Nice looking Art gallery you have...........


What !, gone off gardening ?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:28 pm 
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I might be interested in the Raleigh frame in December, if you'd box it up and post. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:17 pm 
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Nob wrote:
Nice looking Art gallery you have...........


Thanks, although not mine but a friend's, who provided access to the stand as well.

bugloss wrote:

What !, gone off gardening ?


For now yes, too cold!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:20 pm 
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Bats wrote:
I might be interested in the Raleigh frame in December, if you'd box it up and post. :)


Thanks - have sent you a PM.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:25 pm 
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The build continues and I have sourced some Cinelli bars complete with Cinelli stem and Mirage 8 speed Ergos (or whatever they are called). I have since realised that 8 speed Campag stuff is a bit compatibility challenge, but that's the fun of these things.

Current issue though concerns the bottom bracket. I bought a Tifosi Campag compatible item, but the design of the flange means it won't fit into the frame as it fouls inside. As this photo shows, there's a step inside the bottom bracket shell that the BB can't get past.

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A little closer

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As a result it's going back. Therefore, can anybody recommend a 111mm ISO bottom bracket with an English thread that isn't going to cost more than £30. All the genuine Campag stuff seems to be ££.


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