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.


29ner said...

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

Roger McCloughan said...

I had one just like this one, and wish I could find another! Can you find one? Email is

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.