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FS: 1972 Raleigh International Fixed Gear - 24.5"

Old 08-17-22, 07:29 PM
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FS: 1972 Raleigh International Fixed Gear - 24.5"

Hello folks,

I just finished putting together this 1972 Raleigh International, which I purchased as a frameset from Eroica CA earlier this year... I had planned to do this build as an intermediary while I gathered up all of the other parts to return the bike to its stock configuration, but alas, I simply have too many bicycles to store around here now and a couple that cost a pretty penny which I promised my wife I'd make back by selling some others!

The frameset itself is a 24.5" (center-to-top) with a 23" top tube (center-to-center) and is fully constructed from double butted Reynolds 531 tubing with chrome Nervex Professional lugs and Campagnolo dropouts. There is only one tiny ding on one of the seat stays, but otherwise it's all just down to little paint chips and rub marks here and there. I replaced all of the decals except the "International" ones on the top tube, and the "Raleigh" down tube decals are carefully placed above the originals, which did not want to be removed. This is one of those frames that suffered from an infamous lack of quality control at Raleigh during production at the height of the bike boom, and the brazing and filing around the lugs is not very good, but it's all solidly constructed. For example, the most obvious issue is that the bottom of the lug that joins the top tube to the head tube has actually been filed flush to meet with the top tube, which seems very odd indeed! But you have to get down and look to see that. So, there's a bit of colorful history to throw in with the lot!

As far as the current build is concerned, the Weinmann 610 brake calipers, slotted and quick-release levers and Carlton hoods, GB stem and handlebars, and the poor condition Brooks Professional saddle are the only stock components on the bike. Please note that Dia-Compe cable clamps were the only ones I had handy and the brake pads are old but really work fine for the fixed-gear configuration.

Otherwise, the build includes a 27" wheelset with modern Weinmann rims on Origin8 hubs (flip-flop rear), a Sugino Mighty crankset (with a single drillium hole in each arm - they've been that way through thousands of miles and work just fine) with 52 tooth outer chainring with a set of square washers I made in order to utilize the double-ring nuts and bolts, a Sugino bottom bracket, Way Assauto pedals, an SR seat post (27.0mm, but it clamps fine), unmarked alloy wingnuts and unmarked steel toe clips with plastic Lapize toe straps, a Brampton headset and new Kenda 27x1 1/4" tires with Specialized tubes. The headset and bottom bracket are freshly greased, the pedals were done a couple years ago for another build, and the hubs still spin as nicely as when I purchased the wheelset new a few years ago.

The remaining several links from the new KMC chain and the pin that was removed for installation will be included in the original chain box, as well as the matching Sugino 44-tooth inner chainring. The Silca frame pump appears to work fine and is included, as well as a Campagnolo umbrella cap. However, I am waiting for delivery of a similar cap with minor wear that will be traded out for the super clean one shown in the photos.

I took the bike out for a couple of miles to check that everything was tight (which it all wasn't) and it rode pleasantly! Everything has been tightened up to my satisfaction after the short ride, but as always, please check that everything is tightened up to your own satisfaction before riding for safety's sake.

I'm looking to get $400 for it plus the actual cost of shipping via BikeFlights or Ship Bikes (whichever ends up being more convenient - I've used both services before). I live in Visalia, CA and would be happy if someone would like to arrange to pick up the bike locally as well. Cheers!

-Gregory











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Old 08-17-22, 07:42 PM
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There's just something about that burgundy Newbaums tape that works on old Raleighs.
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Old 08-18-22, 06:50 PM
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In the event that you don't sell it complete, I'd be interested in the bare frameset. I totally understand that you'd want to sell it as-is first.
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Dang Gregory. I love this bike. It is the right size and one that I have wanted for a while. AAAAND I am about 10 miles away from you…

Must….not….think….about….it….
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Originally Posted by Essthreetee View Post
Dang Gregory. I love this bike. It is the right size and one that I have wanted for a while. AAAAND I am about 10 miles away from you…

Must….not….think….about….it….
Thank you. It rides pretty nicely and looks the part! I just dropped the price a bit and tightened everything up. I also put a better condition Italian made leather saddle on it because that Brooks Professional finally saw its day - I had little pieces of it stuck all over my shorts after my second ride out.

Cheers!

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Dang it, if this was only a little bit smaller.
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Originally Posted by Kilroy1988 View Post
Hello folks,

... I promised my wife I'd make back by selling some others!

-Gregory
Ha! That old pecadillo. She will or already has caught on you know. Lovely bike
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Bump! This one's going up on eBay but I'd much prefer to sell it here. The price is now $400 + shipping and I'll have to part it back out before going any lower. Cheers!
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Old 09-04-22, 09:31 AM
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Bump! Hope everyone here stateside has a safe Labor Day, and to everyone else that the weekend is going well in general. Cheers!

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Old 09-19-22, 09:54 AM
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The frameset has been sold. If anyone is interested in any other components feel free to ask about pricing. Thanks!

-Gregory

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PM sent on cockpit and brakes..
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The Sugino crankset and bottom bracket have been paid for. There is a transaction -in-progress for the bars, stem, brake levers, calipers and cables. Cheers!

-Gregory
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