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Raleigh Copper Project

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Raleigh 1980s? Olympian? Decals were all missing

kusuki drop bars, Sturmey Archer stem

Raleigh fork, Tange headset

Generic alloy, custom colormatch powdercoated copper color to frame, Sturmey-Archer x-fd front drum brake hub

Generic alloy, custom colormatch powdercoated copper color to frame, Sturmey-Archer x-rd3 3 speed with drum brake hub

Nervar-Sport square taper steel crankset, copper plated. Campagnolo Mirage bottom bracket

Generic seatpost, Green Brooks B17 Special

MKS touring pedals, KMC gold chain

Sturmey archer 3 speed 18T rear, 46T front

The saddle was the inspiration for the bike. Initially I wanted to copper plate the frame and fork, but I couldnt get any of my area platers to do it. I settled for powdercoat to look like copper, then masqued off the lugs and painted the tubes green, then clear over the whole bike. The Tanaka brass fenders are neat, but I've gotta get them dialed in still for fit and gap. I died some leather to match the saddle and stitched it to the bars AKA velo-orange style, of course my camera broke so no photos of those.

People who friended this bike SquadraCorse, stevieg, swardenh, whoosh, BLUEMEANIE, Rood, vincent, xantros, asmorse211, smalllines, clayhorste, fastfixie, JasonGeorge, eaglerock, Main Mill Valley, misha, JQS


Good to see another custom 3spd road bike project! Your's looks great. I like the idea of copper plating.

parts needed:

I've got big feet, and as such have cought my heel on the shifter cable twice now. I'd like to move the cable to the toptube/seatstay, but if I do so, I want to mount the shifter to the toptube.
If ANYONE has a S/A quadrant shifter for sale, let me know. :)

If you stick with the thumb

If you stick with the thumb shifter all you need is the pulley or a suitable cable guide. I do like the S/A quadrant shifters tho. I see them on ebay from time to time.

Copper Cranks are Beautiful!

Nice Work!

Awesome build.

Awesome build. Added to my cluster.

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