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Old 06-08-2012, 01:58 PM
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1977 Raleigh Professional

Thought you would enjoy this restoration project. I purchased the bike on e-bay and over the winter located a variety of NOS components to complete the job. This is a faithful copy of the bike I loved and cherished back in college. Paint was great and needed lots of polish but no touch-up. I replaced the brake pads and hoods, seatpost, cables, clips and housing. I located Tressostar tape, Regina Oro freewheel and chain, a Silca frame pump with Campy metal head and Velox handlebar plugs. The Brooks Pro is original and it buffed up nicely with Proofide. I found period Cinelli bars and stem and kept the Fiamme Red label/Campy Record Hub wheels. I've mounted modern tubies and put on Speedplays to keep my knees happy. I don't take this puppy out all that often, but when I do I am always rewarded! Cheers, PBW
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:59 PM
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Nice job I miss bikes that looked like that
Beautiful
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:26 PM
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Beautiful bike and terrific project. Congratualtions on bringing that beauty back to life. Tell us more about the bike you loved and cherished back in college. I love full circle stories.
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:54 PM
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Gorgeous. I always loved that color scheme. I also liked the Mink and Silver a lot, too. One of my bike fantasies is to get a new Kirk with the mink/silver color scheme (excuse me, "colorway").
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:17 AM
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Awesome bike, but that garage/basement/bikeroom......
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:28 AM
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Awesome bike, but that garage/basement/bikeroom......
Agreed.

Kinda looks like the one I have growing over here in St. Paul.

Also looks like I have more people to invite on our upcoming classic and vintage ride here in the Twin Cities in July!
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:10 AM
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:58 PM
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that color is gorgeous. really beautiful build.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:21 AM
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are the jockey wheels ceramic?
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:38 AM
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No - that would be overkill!!! If I recall correctly they were replacement upgrades in the early 80's -probably sealed - called Red something. Cheers, PBW

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Old 06-11-2012, 06:51 AM
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Back in 72 My old friends /mentors shop sold Raleigh and Peugeot I bought a Peugeot
But looking at your bike makes me wish I had bought a Raleigh
Cheers thanks for the memories
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:25 AM
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No - that would be overkill!!! If I recall correctly they were replacement upgrades in the early 80's -probably sealed - called Red something. Cheers, PBW
"Bullseye," perhaps?

Beautiful restoration. To me, that is what a Raleigh Pro should look like. Of course, my opinion is worth exactly what you are paying for it.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:37 AM
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Not to take away but I'll add mine to this. I didn't do much resto - I had to add pedals, lever hoods, new cables and housing, and replaced all the spokes. They are nice bikes, mine rides very comfy and solid. Mine has the original? campy chainring guard - I left it on since it was unique (to me).
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Beautiful -- they may be related!

And Bikingshearer - yes, the rollers were called Bullseye - thanks!
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:34 PM
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Those beauties make me want one bad
Thanks for showing
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