Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon May 25, 2020 8:30 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 46 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 1993 Raleigh Peak
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:44 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:23 pm
Posts: 1670
Improved a lot.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:12 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:48 am
Posts: 58
... except for the inside of those chain rings - farmyard finish !

I've got no serial number or any other identifier on my bottom bracket...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:19 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue May 11, 2010 6:39 pm
Posts: 1457
Location: South Devon
Crusader wrote:
... except for the inside of those chain rings - farmyard finish !


Hehe... little by little... think of this as a rolling resto - it’s nowhere near finished yet. At some point I’ll take it off and clean it properly, but it’s not a priority.

More important - it rides lovely! Everything works really well and the frame is super comfy and lively feeling.

Priorities at the moment are better tyres, truing wheels and servicing hubs and headset. I may treat it to a new headset and shiny spokes... can’t decide whether to spend and improve or make do and enjoy...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1993 Raleigh Peak
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:03 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:23 pm
Posts: 1670
How's it going then?
You got stickers yet?
Looking forward to riding mine.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1993 Raleigh Peak
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:00 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue May 11, 2010 6:39 pm
Posts: 1457
Location: South Devon
Kona-Ian wrote:
How's it going then?
You got stickers yet?
Looking forward to riding mine.


:)

Not much happening to tell the truth - have been messing about with my two Clockworks...

Waiting on a set of tyres ordered from eBay. When they arrive I might take the opportunity to remove and measure a couple of spokes for a future wheel rebuild. Oh, and I'm going to put some bar-ends on. Then I'll take it for a ride...

After that the priorities are to check out the headset and possibly replace it, a longer seatpost, doing the bearings in the wheels and a good dose of taking apart, cleaning, polishing, and putting it back together...

Once I've been through everything I might treat it to a new set of decals. Don't hold your breath!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1993 Raleigh Peak
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:54 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:23 pm
Posts: 1670
:)

Bit of a list then.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1993 Raleigh Peak
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:39 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue May 11, 2010 6:39 pm
Posts: 1457
Location: South Devon
2 steps forward, 3 steps back...

Took it for a nice ride the other day. Was great but I had noticed that the back wheel was pretty out of shape from the rubbing of the rear brake.

Decided to give it a true, but first I thought I’d measure the spokes to see if I might have any suitable replacements (long shot as I’ve only got a handful of spokes).

Great news, I’ve got the right spokes... what a bit of luck.

Took the wheel apart. Unsurprisingly frozen nipples, leading to broken spokes...all good, I’m going to replace them anyway...

But then...On closer inspection the rim is goosed. Eyelets have lifted...

No problem, I’ve got some brand new 36 hole rims here, earmarked for something else, but why not use em on this?

Great. Only problem is, ERD is totally different. Spokes are too long...

:facepalm:


Attachments:
A54A40CE-3786-42D4-B588-373DF79720D3.jpeg
A54A40CE-3786-42D4-B588-373DF79720D3.jpeg [ 356.93 KiB | Viewed 101 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1993 Raleigh Peak
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:38 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:33 pm
Posts: 3186
Location: Al Carter Turned Me into A Newt
Didn't these come with a Flex stem as standard... just sayin... :)

My mates brother had one and I always thought it was a great bike.

*edit* Nope to the flex stem, that was the Apex!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1993 Raleigh Peak
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:49 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:23 pm
Posts: 1670
No they didn't, they came with the Zoom :)

Ah Edit..yes.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1993 Raleigh Peak
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 2:28 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue May 11, 2010 6:39 pm
Posts: 1457
Location: South Devon
Bit of good fortune - managed to immediately pick up an NOS rim on eBay. This is obviously a lucky bike. The logo is different, looks earlier but what do I know... part of me feels it’s too nice for the bike, but it wasn’t expensive so I’m gonna go for it.

Rim arrived today, hub was stripped, serviced and cleaned up a few days ago...

I’m using black spokes. “Wrong” I know but hey, the wheel’s getting rebuilt, why not shout about it? I think it’s gonna look cool. :mrgreen:


Attachments:
BD9D54C7-884B-4EAE-9B9A-FDB484005F3B.jpeg
BD9D54C7-884B-4EAE-9B9A-FDB484005F3B.jpeg [ 608.04 KiB | Viewed 56 times ]
2BAE78B0-8123-4EFC-A97B-583501526D34.jpeg
2BAE78B0-8123-4EFC-A97B-583501526D34.jpeg [ 587.31 KiB | Viewed 56 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 46 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Cheshire1980, jazzibizznizz, jonthefish, Nick Shaw and 64 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group