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Old 04-06-20, 06:04 PM
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I'm having a hard time visualizing how the fenders are interfering at the chain stays. Are you running the full width of the fender in between the chain stays? I've got SKS fenders for this bike and assumed I would be notching them for the chain stays. I've been pondering the 33mm tires, but don't want to give up the cush.
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Originally Posted by bark_eater View Post
I'm having a hard time visualizing how the fenders are interfering at the chain stays. Are you running the full width of the fender in between the chain stays? I've got SKS fenders for this bike and assumed I would be notching them for the chain stays. I've been pondering the 33mm tires, but don't want to give up the cush.
OH, you're right. It's embarrassing, I live in San Diego and have only messed around with fenders a few times.

Yeah, you'll be fine with 33mm. Tomorrow I can take a picture of my raleigh for you to get a better look at how 35mm might work with fenders.
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thanks!
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I hope I can fit fenders. I'm moderately optimistic.
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I went ahead and ordered 33mm panaracer gravel king ext's. The seller raised the price 120% while they were in my "cart". But agreed to sell at the original discount. They have decided that the supply chain is drying up for the foresee able future. Just something to think about.

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I went ahead and ordered 33mm panaracer gravel king ext's. The seller raised the price 120% while they were in my "cart". But agreed to sell at the original discount. They have desided that the supply chain is drying up for the forsee able future. Just something to think about.
Very true. I do wonder if/when shipping will be reduced to just the necessities. I assume it could happen at some point if the pandemic goes on for too long and the postal service workforce runs thin/ill.
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Finally ran across a 23 inch sc for 90.00 within driving distance and i dont want to go because of the virus.
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I walked away from a free bike the other day.... end of times level stuff going on.
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I know you already purchased 33mm tires, but just in case someone else needs this information in the future...Raleigh Super Course Mk II (dropouts spread to 130mm), 700x35mm tire clearance.

There's about 7mm of clearance from the chainstay to the tire on either side, and about 1 inch of clearance from the top of the tire to the chainstay bridge. The wheel is positioned roughly midway up in the dropouts.




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Old 04-08-20, 03:11 PM
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Sheesh, there's zero clearance for anything larger than 700x25c on Raleigh USA (Japanese and Taiwanese) Super Courses. But these were setup for 700c.
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I know you already purchased 33mm tires, but just in case someone else needs this information in the future...Raleigh Super Course Mk II (dropouts spread to 130mm), 700x35mm tire clearance.

There's about 7mm of clearance from the chainstay to the tire on either side, and about 1 inch of clearance from the top of the tire to the chainstay bridge. The wheel is positioned roughly midway up in the dropouts.
Thanks for the pictures. Have you got an actual width measurement of your tires? Panaracer tires tend to be spot on or a bit larger than their listed width measurements, and with a full cyclocross tread I figure their going to be relatively tall.
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Originally Posted by bark_eater View Post
Thanks for the pictures. Have you got an actual width measurement of your tires? Panaracer tires tend to be spot on or a bit larger than their listed width measurements, and with a full cyclocross tread I figure their going to be relatively tall.
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Good call, these cheap-y tires of mine only measure out to 30.5mm
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Old 04-13-20, 07:16 AM
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Hello,

Yes, another Raleigh SC... I finally manage to complete the restauration. It rides really well. This is my new personalized commuter!

Take care,
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Really good work, @fraba! Where are you? You can put your location in your profile as many of us have done.
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Really good work, @fraba! Where are you? You can put your location in your profile as many of us have done.
Thanks Tom. I am really happy with the results.
I'm from Longueuil, south shore of Montreal in Quebec. Very good point, I'll update my profile.
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Yet another Super Course

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Hello,

Yes, another Raleigh SC... I finally manage to complete the restauration. It rides really well. This is my new personalized commuter!

Take care,
François

Here's my '72 Coffee Bronze Super Course (23.5"):
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Here's my '72 Coffee Bronze Super Course (23.5"):
Huh, those frame lugs are nothing like the lugs on the 72 I have, mine is green though. The fork crown lug is the same as my 72' though.
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Huh, those frame lugs are nothing like the lugs on the 72 I have, mine is green though. The fork crown lug is the same as my 72' though.
Are you sure you have a 1972? On my 1973, I have Capella lugs - different from the Nervex on the 1972. What I have found so far is that 1973 would be the 1st year Raleigh used Capella lugs on the SC. The Raleigh decal is also different. 1973 was the first year with the 'Raleigh' using more 'square' letters.
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Are you sure you have a 1972? On my 1973, I have Capella lugs - different from the Nervex on the 1972. What I have found so far is that 1973 would be the 1st year Raleigh used Capella lugs on the SC. The Raleigh decal is also different. 1973 was the first year with the 'Raleigh' using more 'square' letters.
Mine has Nervex lugs, your photo is pretty hard to make out detail, but to my (will need to get reading glasses soon?) eyes it looks like there isn't any detail to the lugs on your bike?
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Mine has Nervex lugs, your photo is pretty hard to make out detail, but to my (will need to get reading glasses soon?) eyes it looks like there isn't any detail to the lugs on your bike?
Your right, the picture does not show well the lugs details. This one is a little dark but shows more details.
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Your right, the picture does not show well the lugs details. This one is a little dark but shows more details.
I thought those lugs were 73', here is a pic of what I believe is a 72, this frame has been repainted,

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Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
I thought those lugs were 73', here is a pic of what I believe is a 72, this frame has been repainted,

Oups! Confusion here. My SC IS a 1973, with Capella lugs. When you said your lugs were different, I thought you were referring to the 1972 from lugsNleather58.
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The collective wisdom on Raleighs here on BF is that they used Capella lugs only in 1973. And yes, that was also the first year with the slanted block letters which is also the case with many other models.
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I've made a few changes to my '73, with possibly another change coming soon. It's hilly here, and I have a MTB here that I never ride. But I love riding the Raleigh. So, I went ahead and triplized it, adding a new cartridge bottom bracket and alloy seatpost. 3x7 indexed now. I also shelved the B17 Narrow saddle, as it is a bit too narrow for me. So far I've shaved about 1.5 pounds off. Everything shifts great out in the street here, and I can't wait for a real ride.




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Alright, one more change today.


These Tektro levers are pretty nice. They feel great in my hands.
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