Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Raleigh Professional

I finally got the Raleigh Professional finished! Here are some shots of how it came out. There is a total mishmash of components, mostly European, but some Japanese. Heavy French influence due to my parts collection and interests. Note the sweet Normandy Luxe Competition gold label hubs, TA cranks, IRD freewheel, and Huret Duopar rear derailleur. Those are really the sweetest pieces on this bike. I'll use TA cranks on anything I can from now on: they are outstanding.

One cool note about the ADGA saddle is that it's from the Peugeot my Dad rode when I was a kid. I wanted it for sentimental reasons, but it turns out to be a really outstanding saddle. Sure the finish isn't quite Brooks, but the leather is just as thick and it's quite comfortable.

Here are the parts:
  • 1972 Raleigh Professional
  • Fancy lugs (bird's mouth)
  • Normandy Luxe Hubs
  • Sun CR18 Rims
  • Sapim Race Spokes (DB 14/15)
  • TA Pro 5 Vis Cranks
  • Huret Duopar Rear Derailleur
  • Campagnolo Nuovo Record Front Derailleur
  • Campagnolo Nuovo Record Shifters
  • Olimpic Pedals
  • Belleri Drop Bars
  • Universal Brake levers
  • SunTour Superbe Brakes
  • IRD Freewheel 14-28
  • GB Stem
  • Campagnolo Seat Post
  • ADGA La Chatillonnaise Saddle
  • Zefal Pump and Pump Clamp
  • Tressorex Cloth Bar Tape
  • Velox Bar End Plugs
  • Honjo Koken Fenders
  • ALE Toe Straps
  • Huret Cable Clips
  • Klean Kanteen Bottle
  • Jagwire Cables and Housing
  • KMC Chain
  • Vittoria Zaffiro Tires
Here's the whole Picasa photo gallery from this shoot of the bike:
Raleigh Pro