This is my dads old Raleigh Peak (Off Road Series), unfortunately he is not well enough to ride it now, so its been given to me. He has owned it since new, I reckon its about 1993, it was bought locally nearer to the time I bought the lower down in the range Apex, just for that Girvin Flex stem
It aint light, it aint cool and it aint in the condition I thought it was (but it is British made)! Whilst still sporting its original stickers and parts there are some obvious signs of rust and bubbling under some of the paint work.
As I already have a road bike and MTB its going on winter commute duty.
I have replaced all the cables and outers, switched the grips (bargain basement Ritchey), changed the pedals for cheap Shimano SPDs (the bike had the original LX flatties, 1 running smooth, the other loose - from looking at them they can not be serviced?), changed the tyres for some 1.75 Decathlon ones I had lying about, they have a nifty reflective strip for night time, the Onza bars where on it when I got it, they weigh practically nothing and give some extra positions. Mudguards were also bargain basement (CRC end of line). The cantis have been stripped and refitted (awaiting new blocks), after posting on here complaining about setting them up I have learnt a few tricks and they seem to work
maybe not in the wet, not tried them. It is sporting a cheap EBay light.
BB and headset both OK but will need servicing soon. The back wheel was making a horrific noise, removed cassette and cleaned it up, but still bad, took it to the local bike shop... 1 week later and £20 poorer and its been serviced but the the hub is pitted, so not running too smooth. New wheels required some day, I do have some 700c going spare, these fit... would any kind of special cantis fit?
The mechs were pretty caked up in goo, they have been flushed out with GT85, same with the awful brake/shifter setup. I can get the indexing fine on the front, on the rear I can get the indexing fine going from big to small cog, but going from small to big, it won't index and it has to be trimmed by pushing the other shifter, this isn't right is it?
That's about it, after taking it for a spin its seems quick and planted, proof will be in the daily commute when it gets a chance.
Any tips or questions welcome.