Graham has raised the bar yet again. My Raleigh is looking decidedly 2nd rate now
Twiggy is finished for now. I would like to find some good looking pedals that are flats one side and SPDs the other. After 40+ years with clips I can't ride flats for any distance and toeclips would look just wrong on a F frame Moulton! Also when fundsallow I'd like a new 5 or 8 speed hub, but for now Twiggy ze var is over!
Slow progress on Holly due to boring things like Sunday cycling and Saturday sailing. I have now assembled the frameset - 2 sets of forks front and rear suspension and headset. Just the BB to fit and I can start hanging components off her. The 46 year old TDC BB cups are in excellent condition and of far higher quality than the new ones I bought, so theyre going back in. I have 3 axles to choose from so will fit the the best.
I'm going to need some advice from the cottered crank appreciation society - I had a right game with the Raleigh I have some nice quality cotter pins so I want to get it right this time! I have a NOS mattress saddle, NOS rubber pedals. I have bought new pinch bolts and barrel adjusters for the original brake calipers so we'll see how they come up. If they' don't pass muster I've found them at £15 a pair from Cycles of Yesteryear.
One unexpected problem is the bars. They are OK but the chrome is worn. I thought it would be dead easy! All I want is a nice new pair of All Rounder bars, but if you Google it there hundreds of different shaped bars called allrounder or that the makers think are all rounders! I'll try the the Wanted on this forum.
Meanwhile does anyone know where I can get white cable outers?