Raleigh Record Vintage 80's Steel Road Bike Orange Pearlescent Custom Paint Custom Painted Chainset & Brake Levers. Top tube length 58cm Seat tube length 58cm.
This bike restoration has been a real labour of love. I usually over the past few years have worked on post millennium bikes but fancied something a bit different and breath some new life into a 70's/80's bike. It has been a real eye opener to how things have evolved but retaining the same kind of practicality.The whole bike has been stripped down to lots of nuts, bolts and bearings. The frame was taken down to bare metal, prepped and given a lovely Orange Pearlescent paint job. I have updated the running gear with some more modern Shimano STI levers and 9 speed derailleurs and cassette. The Mavic 700c wheelset run very smooth on Ultegra hubs & are straight and true with a good braking surface. The original threaded headset was taken apart completely and inspected, showing no signs of rust or pitting I've removed and repacked the bearing races with grease and now glides so smooth when turning the handlebars.
The brakes are brand new extra long drop Tektro R559 silver calipers. Brand new Hutchinson Nitro 2 28mm Tan Wall tyres that actually measure 30mm each with plenty of room either side of the chain stays. New Brooks Honey Brown bar tape on the original 40cm handlebars. The quill 80mm stem is also original.All new inner and outer cables for a lovely smooth gear shifting experience. The 25.4mm seat post is new as I preferred the seat rail clamp on newer ones. I've added a generic Brown saddle just to complete the look.... Don't know how comfortable it is but looks the part. If I've missed any info about the bike then please don't hesitate to contact me. The item "Raleigh Record Vintage 80's Pearlescent Custom Paint Road Bike" is in sale since Saturday, February 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bikes". The seller is "spanky2477" and is located in Grimsby. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.