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Raleigh Super Course         Featured Bike! on 08/15/2012

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1983 Raleigh Super Course / Reynolds 555 tubing

chopped cruiser bars / 90mm vintage SR stem (or Nitto B123 / 58 degree stem)

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Velocity Deep-V laced to Milwaukee Bicycle hubs

Velocity Deep-V laced to Milwaukee Bicycle hubs

Sugino / Shimano

Poor mans Swallow: chopped and laced Brooks Professional / Avenir post

MKS Tour Lite w/half clips / Izumi

46t FMF chainring / 15t Soma Fab. track cog

Frame was stripped to chrome, leaving lugs the original blue metal flake. This is a great affordable frame made during a time in the 80s when Raleigh apparently (or according to what I could dig up on the internet, so don't quote me) licensed it's name to Huffy who had the frame manufactured in Taiwan - the head badge says "Raleigh - Cycle Company of America." The Deep V's ride like butter.

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Pacific Rim Manufacture

Your bike captures the excellent design and execution of the '83 and '84 555 tube set frames. I had heard that the 555s were built in Japan along with Panasonics. There is no question that they were then and are now good value for the money.

now here is a respectable

now here is a respectable conversion.

did you build those wheels

did you build those wheels ro did you find them i think you found them unlocked

brake

who makes that brake lever?

Georgeous

Fantastic job on the bike ... I really like how you only covered the upper portion of the bars. Brooks leather tape?
Very clean and effective ... congrats

Lurvely

I'm planning on doing a lugged stainless (3 main tubes) frame and had been thinking of exactly this paint scheme for the lugs. Its so pretty, it nice to see in advance.

Very Nice......

This is gorgeous!

Fabulous

Absolutely beautiful. Ummm... are you sure you don't want to put bar plugs in ? I had a friend who didn't use them and punched a really cute hole into his thigh when he came off his bike.

Point Taken

Thanks for the advice. Road rash is bad enough - no need to make it worse by punching baby scallops out of my thigh meat. Plugs have been inserted.

British Charmer

Clean bike. i love how you've stripped her, leaving only a little color on the lugs. I'm usually not a Raleigh fan but this brit, like Hugh Grant, is too charming not to love.



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