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Elysuim: 1975 Raleigh 9-Speed

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1975 Raleigh Supercourse

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Gipiemme Grecal Parade

Gipiemme Grecal Parade

Sugino A5 / Sugino

Brooks B17

MKS AR2 / nickel-plated chain

Colnago / Ultegra

Blackspire track chainring (51t); Shimano 9-sp cassette

This is my second bike-build. In creating this I kept two themes in mind: I wanted to use a good blend of vintage and new parts, and I wanted a geared bike while trying to keep that hipster/fixie look. Overall I'm very pleased.

The frame is a 1975 Raleigh Supercourse. It's made of Reynolds 531, but the real reason I picked it was the sweet Capella lugs which came on all Supercourses that year. Had a local shop do the green flake powdercoat, while the black lugs were hand painted by me. The powdercoaters did an amazing job and these photos don't really do it justice. It *really* sparkles in direct sunlight.

For the drivetrain I went with a 1x9 setup. Probably wouldn't be the best in mountains but for the flat MN geography it does well enough, and it keeps the lines clean. I cold-set the rear triangle to fit the wider Gipiemme hub, as seen on Sheldon Brown's site.

Oh yeah, the original Nottingham headbadge was junk, so I replaced it with the one here. Found it at the LBS - somehow over the years the gold paint had faded/washed away, leaving a silver Raleigh badge. While it's not a USA bike, I like how the color matches.

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woah...love those wheels.

woah...love those wheels.

Hubs

So i have a Grecal Parade rim at home and i cant find a 16 hole hub for the life of me. Are those the stock hubs or did you find some other ones. help me out here its just taking up space right now.

Sorry, those are stock hubs

Sorry, those are stock hubs on both wheels. Good luck w/ your search.

Nice wheels.

Those wheels are amazing. Where did you find them?

craigslist :)

craigslist :)

VERY WELL DONE

BOUGHT A FRAME RECENTLY LIKE THIS, DID YOU ADD THE R/DERAIL. HANGER ON THE ULTEGRA. AND CAN IT BE DONE WITH OTHERS. MUCH LUCK ON FUTURE BUILDS.

There was a stock rear

There was a stock rear derailleur hanger that I reused for the Ultrega. HTH.

Added to the Scratchbuilds

Added to the Scratchbuilds with Gears cluster!



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