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    Bike Karma - Raleigh Next Build

    My nephew got tired of his single speed/fixed gear bike and gave it to me. It's a 1972 Raleigh/Carlton 531 lugged frame with Phil high flanged hub wheels. TA crankset (love that TA). I had to order a quill stem, a long Nitto, from Harris Cyclery - the original is too short. 531 fork, but not lugged. I got my Brooks Team Pro saddle back that I'd given him. I'm using the Weinmann center pull front brake, but I do not have the parts to use the rear brake. I don't know where he got the Raleigh. My New York brother had an International, but this ain't that bike. His dad tells me that he rides only the bike I built for him a few years back - gratifying. That bike really rides nice but it was just a little too big for me. goes around; comes around... I'll post some pix later.
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    nice gift
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Loving View Post
    My nephew got tired of his single speed/fixed gear bike and gave it to me. It's a 1972 Raleigh/Carlton 531 lugged frame with Phil high flanged hub wheels. TA crankset (love that TA). I had to order a quill stem, a long Nitto, from Harris Cyclery - the original is too short. 531 fork, but not lugged. I got my Brooks Team Pro saddle back that I'd given him. I'm using the Weinmann center pull front brake, but I do not have the parts to use the rear brake. I don't know where he got the Raleigh. My New York brother had an International, but this ain't that bike. His dad tells me that he rides only the bike I built for him a few years back - gratifying. That bike really rides nice but it was just a little too big for me. goes around; comes around... I'll post some pix later.
    Where's the pic

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    Here it is before the quill stem, drop bars w/ cloth tape and tektro levers get here. I'd been lusting after a 531 frame and my nephew sent it out of the blue.
    Last edited by David Loving; 06-27-2012 at 04:56 PM.
    Waxahachie, Texas
    Biciclette Gios

    "She loves to limbo. That much is clear. She's got the right dynamic for the New Frontier"

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    Really, really nice. Can't wait to see it built-up.
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    rebuild those wheels w some more traditional rims
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    Maybe later. I'm doing this on the cheap - bought a nitto quill stem, tektro levers, bar tape, and a center thing for the weinmann brakes. about $100.00.
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    Nice project! Wish one of my family members would give me a bike with Phil hubs!

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    Here is the last act. I had a hard time with the stem because of the way the head tube is made. If this one does not work well, I'll go to plan b. I may also go to drop bars, but we'll see. I like the straight bars for now.
    Waxahachie, Texas
    Biciclette Gios

    "She loves to limbo. That much is clear. She's got the right dynamic for the New Frontier"

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    I put the drop bars on it. I can't get out in the sun taking tetracycline, so I can'r ride it much. Have some cloth bar tape and track grips on the way

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    "She loves to limbo. That much is clear. She's got the right dynamic for the New Frontier"

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    Final edition- added cotton bar tape and track grips





    Last edited by David Loving; 07-10-2012 at 12:52 PM.
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    good result

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