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1973 Raleigh Super Course Porteur (Walnut)

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1973 Raleigh Super Course- 23.5"

Velo-Orange Left Bank / Kalloy 12cm Stem

Raleigh Super Course-chrome crown and half blades, original Raleigh

Sugino Super Maxi Triple/ Bottom Bracket- not sure

Velo-Orange Model 5 Saddle / Kalloy Uno 26.4mm Seat Post

MKS Touring Pedals / MKS Toe Clips / Christophe Straps / Shimano Chain

Shimano 600EX Arabesque

Weinmann Brakes / Dia Compe red dot levers

Velo-Orange Model 5 sprung saddle

When I bought the bike off of Craigslist, it already had both wheels, crank, and stock saddle replaced. I swapped out the drop bars for the Velo-Orange Left Bank bars, gave it some NOS period-accurate brake levers and cork grips, dropped a Velo-Orange sprung saddle and new seat post on there, and installed a Velo-Orange Porteur rack. I'm currently using this bike as my daily commuter. Future upgrade plans include a rear rack and some fenders.

People who friended this bike the fumingator, Splined, Zephyrus, campystamp, Aaron C, cobrabyte, phillyc71, axe_somebody, williamblakeetc, GGB, Rcbax, per.k,

Added to Pack mules cluster

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So what's the story on the wheels? The tires look like Panaracer Paselas, but are they 27" or 700c? How wide? And how well does the wheel stabilizer work? I've been thinking of getting one for my International...

Yes, the tires are 27x1-1/4"

Yes, the tires are 27x1-1/4" Panaracer Paselas. One rim is a Weinmann and the other is a Araya- the hubs are both different too, but I can't remember the makes at the moment.

The wheel stabilizer works moderately well for helping me to maintain control while the bike is in motion with a small load on the front rack. A car analogy would be that it's like disabling power steering at freeway speeds. Also, when I'm just walking the bike around, it's nice for self-centering the wheel.

Really

Really nice.
Cheers
Splined

maaaan

now I want a Super Course too.



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