Raleigh project

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Raleigh project

Postby ukalipt » Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:14 pm

hi all,
i have picked up a really nice imho raleigh racer. its straight as, the paint
work is not too bad, but i have been thinking about re-doing it.
i just have a couple of questions that i don't know what can/to do
about if i was to repaint it.

the head badge is in great condition but i have no idea how it is attatched
to the frame. most other headbadges, raleigh's anyway, that i have seen
have been pot riveted to the frame. this one obviously isn't so how is it attached?
and how easy would it be to re-attach it. i would rather remove
it during the repainting process, then reattach after.

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the other confusion for me is the cable guides under the BB. the guide does
seem to be riveted ??? would this be right? is it easy to remove and then
re-attached? or can it be replaced after the re-paint with a new guide?
you can also see in the image below where the bottom tube is missing a
full strip of paint. it seems as though the frame was first sprayed a solid
white colour then on the "points" oversprayed with a red

heres the BB cable guides
Image

here is the ebay image of the bike
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any help would be really appreciated
i like to pedal
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by BNA » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:13 pm

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Postby rogerrabbit » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:13 pm

The BB cable guide will just pop out. There is a hole in the BB about 7mm and the plastic guide clicks into place.

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Postby ukalipt » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:57 pm

thanks for that roger. yeah it is an awesome bike. was a cheap buy of ebay and rides great. i only had to have the wheels trued up to get it up and running really well.

i plan on slowly fixing him up.
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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:21 am

The headbadge Ukalipt. Just a thought, can you drop the fork and look for attachments inside the headtube? Maybe it's a pressfit like pre glue auto badges :?

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Postby rogerrabbit » Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:36 am

When was this beauty on eBay? I dont recall seeing this one, and I keep a pretty close eye on it. (i.e. I am miffed that I missed it)

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Postby ukalipt » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:20 pm

it was a sydney pick up and the auction ended 1st of june.

all details here. i just want to retape the bars before i do a proper photo shoot of him.

for the price i paid i still think it was a complete bargin. as i said before, i just had to have the wheels trued up and new tires.
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