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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi All,

So started this off on the main board but moving it here, have bought a 1985 Raleigh Competition, frame only, Reynolds 531c, in original paint, rally nice condition.

Build is going to be full Shimano 600 tricolour.

Progress so far...


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File comment: NOS 6400 shifters waiting to go on
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File comment: Degreased, cleaned and polished derailleur and jockey wheels.
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File comment: Rear derailleur fitted using hangar extender to accommodate 32t rear sprocket.
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File comment: Tange Levin alloy headset and 6400 downtube cable stop adjusters.
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File comment: 6207 Crankset with earlier 53t outer slotted chain ring & new Thorn 38t inner chain ring.
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File comment: Crankset, brakes and derailleurs mounted.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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The finish on the 600 parts go very nicely with that frame colour. Looking lovely.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:20 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi sjc,

Yeah I’m hoping it will all come together, I was tempted to go with 6207 derailleurs as they’re all silver, and then maybe some Dura Ace or later Ultegra brakes to keep it silver all round as I want dual pivot brakes (last bike had 1050 105 single pivots and they’re ok but not really up to hauling me to stop down hill in an emergency!)

So far I’m pleased with the 6400 stuff, it’s cleaned up nicely and I’ve got wheels coming with 6400 hubs, stainless spokes and Mavic MA40 rims in really nice condition, so hoping that will finish it off nicely.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:12 pm 
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Yeah, I guess it can be a bit of a balance between the newer (generally better) components and keeping it looking right. In this case, I think you've got no worries there - unless you're going for a completely period restoration, why not go for something that actually makes for a better ride?

Sounds like a good wheel choice - looking forward to seeing it all together.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:07 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Does anyone have any experience cold setting a frame, there’s lots of YouTube vids etc of it being done, but has anyone actually done it and had good/bad experience?

The wheels I’ve got have a 6400 7 speed rear hub, but I have a good 8 speed rear hub too, which I’m tempted to swap the free hub body and axle out of into the built wheel to give me the extra sprocket, but the frame is 126mm and the 8 speed hub would require re-spacing the frame to 130mm, and probably need the wheel re-dishing too.

For now 7 speed is ok and I’ve got a 14-32 cassette which should get me up most of the hills round here a little easier than the 28 I was running on my last bike, but I wouldn’t mind a 34 tooth rear, and I don’t really want a cassette with massive jumps between sprockets which you tend to get on the 7 speed ones which go up to 34, so going to 8 speed would help this.

Any thoughts?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:56 am 
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Just put the wheel in.

Its only 2mm each side

But do check that the chain doesnt foul the stays on the last cog.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:35 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Yup, the wheel will fit fine, no need for any special treatment. I've swapped wheels with 6-8 speed hubs between various steel frames, and never had an issue.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:45 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for the feedback, will try fitting the spare 8 speed hub to check and then swap over the free hub from that to the built up wheel if it’s ok.

Shimano 600 engraved aero seat post just arrived so will get that cleaned, polished up and fitted later.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:54 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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legrandefromage wrote:
Just put the wheel in.

Its only 2mm each side

But do check that the chain doesnt foul the stays on the last cog.

I think LGF has a special technique for this.
I was there at Twatgate.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Not much progress as still waiting for wheels and handlebars to arrive.

Polished up the seat post, it had a couple of deeper scratches in the back at the base of the saddle cradle, looks like it had been pushed/dropped down onto the seat tube and had left marks, so a little bit of time with a fine curved needle file, some wet and dry and a bit of Autosol and elbow grease and it’s looking much better.


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File comment: Polished up and fitted
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File comment: Rubbed down file marks
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File comment: Filed scratches down smooth and flush
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File comment: Scratches around top of post/bottom of cradle from seat tube
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