Saturday, February 16, 2013

new kid in the garage...




1974 Raleigh International - just built, I wanted this one to look like a homemade triple conversion, so you can see the after drilling on the crank arms for the 30 tooth chainring. Campy only made Nuovo Record triples with a 36 tooth chainring minimum. The Campy Rally rear derailleur would also be needed to replace the regular Nuovo Record RD to deal with the extra chain length needed when fitting a triple crankset. More pics here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericm/sets/72157632780768361/

A catalog shot of this era International is here:

http://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/catalogs/1976/pages/05-76-international.html

Maiden ride set for Sunday morn...

'til next time, "Have a Nice Ride"...

2 comments:

scott davidson said...

Nice way to decorate your walls. I have never done that. My effort to beautify the walls in my house was to order big-sized canvas prints from wahooart.com, from images of western art. I use the same angel motifs in all of the rooms painted by different painters, such as this one by very interesting English artist Stanley Spencer, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT7K6.

bellavita said...

That bike would look good at L'Eroica. If you are interested in doing L'Eroica this year, I still have 3 open spots available. I run tours over there so i can guy open spots in the event and assign names to them later. If interested email me at bellavitavacations@gmail.com,

Ciao

Mark