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1980 Raleigh Team

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Team Raleigh with Reynolds 753R tubing / Campagnolo drilled drop out / 53 cm / 1980

Cinelli Campione Del Mondo 63-40 with Fizik tape / Cinelli 1A

Team Raleigh with Reynolds 753 tubing / Campagnolo drilled drop out / Campagnolo Super Record

Mavic 531 hub / Mavic MA2 rim / DT Swiss spokes / 700 x 23c Vittoria Zaffiro

Mavic 571/2 hub / Mavic MA2 rim / DT Swiss spokes / 700 x 23c Vittoria Zaffiro

Campagnolo Strada / Campagnolo

Selle San Marco Supercorsa Comfort / Campagnolo Nuovo Record

MKS Sylvan Touring / Shimano HG40

Simplex Retrofriction / Mavic 810 front derailleur / Simplex SLJ 5500 rear derailleur

Campagnolo G.S. / modified Kool Stop Supra 2 brake pads / Campagnolo Croce d'Aune / Campagnolo hood covers

Shimano 12t - 25t / Campagnolo 41t, 50t / Campagnolo chainring bolts

I had my eye on this bike at my non LBS earlier this summer. A few months later I went in & they still had it & two hundred dollars off. Needless to say it came home with me.

The story I got from the bike shop is they picked it up from an English racer at a swap meet who brought it over with him from the UK. They said that's why it has the unusual white & black color because it wasn't imported here. The frame looks to have come from E.G. Bates bike shop with his decal on the seat tube. The frame serial # is SB3506.

The bike did need some work. I replaced the headset bearings, bottom bracket bearings, brake cables & housing, shifter cables & housing, chain, cassette, handlebar tape, and tubes. I also replaced the knock off Concor saddle with a real one, replaced the Sakae stem with a Cinelli, replaced the Cinelli criterium bar with a road bar (my hands were getting numb behind the hoods), & I replaced the pedals.

One less bike hanging on a collectors wall.

Billy

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A Clsssic

A beauty and a classic in every sense.Lovely.

Amazing find...

Consider yourself very lucky to have landed a Reynolds 753 version of one of these beasts. Very nice, relatively rare, and something you don't see every day. But man oh man, this is a frame that begs to get the full "of the day" race treatment.

It's begging for the return to the Cinelli bars with Cello tape along with period Campag NR/SR brakes, pads, cables and all. And what about a Campag SR or NR FD/RD? Ditto for some proper Campag Superleggeri pedals with alum cages and Binda Straps. Lastly, you should secure a pair of Record hubs with one set of tubs. It would be stellar to get this frame at the height of the day, with the feel and aesthetic beauty of this time.

Have you tried the Veloflex tires for those MA2? Although they've now discontinued the Pave, the Veloflex Master 22 from PBK has very close to the feel of tubulars with excellent hold in corners along with low rolling resistance. You'll notice a difference right away and the traditional aesthetic takes it up a notch visually.

While I applaud the "make it a rider" status, this beast just seems to deserve a more traditional take, sans Sheldon Brown influence...at least for the photo shoot if nothing else.

Actually, this frame in full Super Record and tubs would likely be in the 19lb range, believe it or not.

- kh

ps- Try putting the stick holder on backside of bike to make it less obtrusive as well as prevent blocking of RD.

Thank you for your kind

Thank you for your kind comments friend. I have never tried the Veloflex tire as I have had this bike for 2 season & the tires on it are essentially brand new. While it would be nice to restore it to period correct all I can say is give me the money & I will do it. If I had your kind of money I would burn mine. It must kill you what Sheldon Brown did to his Hetchins.

I never even noticed the stick was blocking the derailleur, you have a sharp eye!

Billy

Heh...

Billy, I get your point on ye olde ducats involved in this kind of refit, although you would be amazed what pops up. Like an early 80s OLMO in Portland at a bike shop, complete with an entire Campag Super Record Gruppo, Record Hubs to GP4 rims, Cinelli bars/stem, and vintage Concor. Damn frame was in great shape, too. Whole affair sold for 425. The buyer could have gotten 250 for the frame, leaving you with king hell parts for peanuts. You would have needed a different BB, of course. Anyway, solutions come in strange packages. Always better to buy a whole bike; parted out and the prices turn insane.

Sheldon was a great guy and what an influence! I shared more than a few mails with him. That being said, his ideas were decidedly for the cruising "every day" biker, looking to ring the bell on stem while passing Aunt Rene. He stressed things like bars and saddle at same height, etc. Yeah, that Hetchins was scary, especially the stem jacked up to Canada. On the other hand, his move to comfort and ease on that ride makes somewhat more sense, if not my route.

Regardless, know you're digging that bike. When those tires wear, opt for a set of Veloflex Master just to compare. Think you'll dig the ride and performance, if not quite the longevity and iron-fisted puncture resistance of your current set.

- kh

Hi friend

That Olmo sounds like it was a beauty, thanks for the read!

Billy

Good Citizen

Glad to hear you've saved it from a collectors wall.There are only a handful of bikes in the world I would consider too beautiful or valuable to just hang as art. Thats why I only collect what I can ride.Enjoy it knowing how unique it truly is.

Thank you for your nice

Thank you for your nice words friend.

Billy

Is

The rear dropout drilled??? Very nice!

Build & Ride~

Why yes, the rear & front

Why yes, the rear & front drop outs are drilled out. And they are Campagnolo as well. Thanks for your kind words.

Billy

You can get newer Record

You can get newer Record Brake pad holders & bore out the brakes slightly to accept them. Looks a little nicer & lighter that the old style. Most people wont even notice. You will when you go to replace the pads.
Build & Ride~

I replaced the old

I replaced the old Campagnolo brake pads with Kool Stop Supra 2 brake pads & they work excellent. Thanks for the info.

Billy

Nice Looks functional and

Nice
Looks functional and clean

I LOVE

THIS BIKE

beautimus

SFNMFG



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