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Old 06-12-20, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by orcas island View Post
Were these bikes originally equipped with 27” wheels or 700c?
They were originally equipped with tubulars.
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Old 06-13-20, 09:55 AM
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^ Which were 700C. The original rims on my '73 International were Nisi I believe.
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Old 06-13-20, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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terrific find

the copper can sure be beautiful in bright sun

pedals and saddle upgrades over OEM

wonder why skewers are Nuovo Tipo

original stem would have been GB hex head

did it come with a shop transfer?

hope all the insularians faring well during the lockdown...

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I recall these originally equipped with Brooks Pro saddles, though this may have been a later upgrade. I would call it a plausible replacement - if an original Pro was damaged and needed replacement, to get a big rivet model like this or whatever was top of the line, is what I would have bought.

Same for the pedals. I recall OEM being Campagnolo Strada pedals but at time the best had a chromed steel cage. The ones on the bike look like the Campagnolo Strada Superleggero, with an anodized aluminum outer cage. Again not original, but the best available upgrade if the originals were lost or damaged. Also, new in box as I recall were tubulars, not clinchers.

It could however be that my recollection is from 1970 when I gawked in awe more intensely, than in 1973.

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Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
Nice score, I still regret selling my '74 International. Great riding bicycle, my personal favorite from the 70's, just never found one I could afford these last few years.

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Hey, Bill!

Same for me with an International, PX-10, and a 1969 Raleight Competition. Matching size, condition, completeness and cost are hard to do! I just have to build my PX-10 in-a-box!
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Old 06-13-20, 12:05 PM
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Swapped over a set of 700c clincher wheels, Acorn saddle bag, and a TA handlebar bottle cage I had in the parts bin. Ready for a ride later this afternoon.


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Originally Posted by Road Fan View Post
I recall these originally equipped with Brooks Pro saddles, though this may have been a later upgrade. I would call it a plausible replacement - if an original Pro was damaged and needed replacement, to get a big rivet model like this or whatever was top of the line, is what I would have bought.

Same for the pedals. I recall OEM being Campagnolo Strada pedals but at time the best had a chromed steel cage. The ones on the bike look like the Campagnolo Strada Superleggero, with an anodized aluminum outer cage. Again not original, but the best available upgrade if the originals were lost or damaged. Also, new in box as I recall were tubulars, not clinchers.
According to the 74 Raleigh catalog, the International had Strada pedals and the Professional had the SL pedals. Probably 74 as well. I don't recall the SL pedals being valued over the chrome Strada pedals enough that replacement would have been justified. Unless, of course, the pedals on the bike are SR pedals with titanium axles. I think the titanium axles were later -- like Super Record.
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My '74 had tubs, NISI rims, a black Brooks professional saddle and the plated cage Record Strada Campy pedals. The only change I made was a set of Sun Tour Superbe Pro side pull brakes and levers, reach was just enough to work properly and safely. the hub set was Campy high flange Record.

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Yes those cranks are the same whether they come with the Holdsworth name, Velo Orange, or IRD. I recently put the triple crankset on my McLean. The rings are 48/34/24. Lowest gears I ever had, and I love them. It's also the best shifting crankset I've ever had.
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Old 06-15-20, 02:58 PM
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methinks the stem change was in order to get one that was taller
the GB couldn't be raised that high
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It’s a beautiful bike! How’s the riding?
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Old 06-15-20, 04:15 PM
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It is really very nice! Out for a quick 15 miles on Sunday morning; everything ran smoothly. I think it will be perfect once I get the compact crank on there, and maybe some wider handlebars
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Old 06-22-20, 07:47 PM
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Here it is with the VO compact crank installed. This will provide a much more workable set of gears for the terrain around here, and my old knees.



Some drillum bling!
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Some drillum bling!
Nice! I need to put some drillium on some chainrings of mine!
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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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terrific find

the copper can sure be beautiful in bright sun

pedals and saddle upgrades over OEM

wonder why skewers are Nuovo Tipo

original stem would have been GB hex head

did it come with a shop transfer?

hope all the insularians faring well during the lockdown...

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Originally Posted by orcas island View Post
Were these bikes originally equipped with 27” wheels or 700c?
tubulars. Weinmann then AVA brand rims.
clinchers are bike shop modified.

the crank noted I am pretty sure will need a longer spindle than the 112-3mm asymmetrical as original Campagnolo. Taper length is part of the culprit. I have found those IRD or similar swallow too much of the Campagnolo spindle, the crank will bottom out on the back side of the spindle.
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Old 06-22-20, 11:28 PM
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I will check that!
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It looks good, @orcas island! Do you love it now?
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It is definitely coming along. It’s a very forgiving ride
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