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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:45 am 
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All the new gold bling has been transferred onto the RRS.

Stripped off the original tired plasticy bar tape

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Converted the brake levers to remove the suicide levers - (swapped the pivot pins out for a spare set I had) and added a set of modern Cane Creek Weinmann hoods that I had kicking about.

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Wrapped with some cheap £2.50 Wilko black bar tape and some black cables (for now - will be replacing with gold outers at a later date).

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:27 pm 
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cool... get it January RbotM


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:06 pm 
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Is this the aero tube one? I'm sure I've had one of those over the years and I've got the one before it in my to do pile, same components, same colour scheme, different decals and normal tubes.

And JPS MkII Capri's, that brings back childhood memories of being in the back of my Dads BMW2002tii racing one back from Canterbury (BMW 1, Capri 0). They were all 2.0 OHC's if I remember right but did look really cool with the special decals, colour coded wheels and they had really special trimmed Ghia seats in them, didn't make up for them being a bit asthmatic with a wayward rear end though.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:46 pm 
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Good to see some pics of the bike with all the gold anodised parts on it. They had sat for far to long in my garage.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:05 am 
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Epic looking bike. And conforms to the unwritten Raleigh rule that says all Record Sprints have to be mahoosive.

I wonder how much it would cost to get the rest of those silvery components anodised gold? :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:59 am 
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PeachyPM wrote:
cool... get it January RbotM

Not good enough for that yet surely?

allenh wrote:
Is this the aero tube one? I'm sure I've had one of those over the years and I've got the one before it in my to do pile, same components, same colour scheme, different decals and normal tubes.

Yep - aerospace contour tubing - which is oval and has a cool space shuttle graphic - uber-80's!

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Good to see some pics of the bike with all the gold anodised parts on it. They had sat for far to long in my garage.

Thanks for selling them on - managing to get hold of the gold bits has been a catalyst for rebuilding closer to original spec and I'm well happy. Just need some black Weinmann concave rims now......

Goldie wrote:

Epic looking bike. And conforms to the unwritten Raleigh rule that says all Record Sprints have to be mahoosive.

I wonder how much it would cost to get the rest of those silvery components anodised gold? :D :D :D


The only silver bits now are the stem (which I'm tempted to swap for a gloss black one) and the hubs......for which I have these bad boys!

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Struggling a bit for time to get anything progressed on this recently though which is annoying.....haven't even ridden it yet.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:57 pm 
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Might be tricky getting rid of the freewheel body?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:52 am 
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Might be tricky getting rid of the freewheel body?


Already removed.....with the help of Mr Dremel and a slitting disc...... 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:43 am 
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Midlife wrote:
Might be tricky getting rid of the freewheel body?


Already removed.....with the help of Mr Dremel and a slitting disc...... 8)

I put the freewheel body in the vice and twist, although it's a lot easier on a complete wheel rather than just the hub.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:25 am 
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Can I ask an general question- why are the touring brake lever extensions referred to above as suicide lever?
They made great sence when I had a Raleigh Winner and a paper round - you never see them these days so the design must be flawed - but I loved them. My brother had a Competion with Modolo brakes and used to scoff at my weimanns

Nice save by the way -


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