Blast from the past here! I've decided now that the winter's upon us, it's probably the best time to git the old girl tidied up a bit. I've stripped it right back and it'll hopefully be going off to somewhere like Bob Jacksons in the next week or so. I'm not going for a resto of the original colours, I'm aiming for the panasonic colours from 84 onwards. I've gone and splurged on a new bottom bracket and headset as the original were still fitted and I thought she deserved a bit of love.
The actual bottom bracket, a tange, was still as smooth as could be but the headset was getting notchy. A quick stripdown revealed a series of dimples all along the bottom race, which'd explain what was going on there. I was contemplating shimano but then I thought that as the tange stuff had lasted so well, plus would probably have been the brand that was fitted originally on lots of the raleigh range, I went with them.
Mega-dented headset race, no wonder it was a bit notchy!
General rustiness on the frame, this is the primary reason for the full strip down, get her looking good again.
Anybody know where I can get some tiny weeny rivets to put this badge back once it's all sorted?