Friday, January 16, 2009

The Friday Fix: 1975 Raleigh Super Course MKII

It's done! I gave you a little taste with the tape job on the mustache bars earlier this week and here is the rest of the bike. Of course, I don't know when I will be able go out and give it a good test ride will all the frigid weather we are having here in New England. Not to mention snow. I don't think we have seen this much snow for quit a few years.

The acquisition of this bike is pretty interesting, I got it for a six-pack of Bass Ale. If you want to see it in it's original state, check this post out. I got the bike with two wheels and tires, no pedals or saddle. I ended replacing the bars but kept the levers, the front wheel, front and back tires and pedals came from the Peugot UO-8 that I had. The saddle came from the Fuji Monterey that I turned into a ski bike. And the rear flip flop wheel I bought used from an LBS just the other day. The only new items on the bike is the bars and tape.

While the bike is essential ready to go, I am still looking for some old styled fenders and I might put a leather Brooks Saddle on it. The KHS is Brooks-like but I think a bike of this vintage should have a Brooks.



If it ever does warm up a bit so that I can get out on the bike, the roads around here are going to be sloppy.

3 comments:

Peter said...

great to see the Raliegh up on her feet again. Looks nice

roger said...

I had one just like this one, and wish I could find another! Can you find one? Email is rmccloughan@gmail.com.

Anonymous said...

I have one...just got it tuned up. It's in top shape...can't wait to get it on the road. Love the bike ...fits me like a glove.