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Old 05-04-12, 08:00 PM
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Why would you change anything? I have the same Huret group, jubilee RD- My cranks a stock Nervar Star, and everything works perfectly and once I polished it all up it's incredibly beautiful.
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Old 05-04-12, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by AlphaRed View Post
Not suntour but huret. I am considering changing the pieces.
Any recommendations?

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What Huret do you have? If it's like this - DON'T change it, There are few DR's as smooth as this Challenger.



If it's really a Huret Jubile, I wouldn't change it either - but that's not because they shift worth a darn . - It's because they're just so cool.

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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
If it's really a Huret Jubile, I wouldn't change it either - but that's not because they shift worth a darn . - It's because they're just so cool.
They are cool! like some kind of mouse trap with those exposed springs.

Here's mine:

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Auchencrow, why does the above Huret Jubile have such a long cage?
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
Auchencrow, why does the above Huret Jubile have such a long cage?
I'm thinking he's got a triple up front.
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Old 05-04-12, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
Auchencrow, why does the above Huret Jubile have such a long cage?
I don't know.
It's just a half-step double up front, but AFAIK, it came standard on my Grand Jubile.
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
I don't know.
It's just a half-step double up front, but AFAIK, it came standard on my Grand Jubile.
I've seen a 70's Nishiki that had a half-step double in the front and long cage rd because the fw had a 32 tooth large cog.
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Old 05-05-12, 02:33 AM
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Auchencrow,
It looks as though the first rd you put up is the same one on this bike. What can you tell me about itL

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Originally Posted by AlphaRed View Post
Auchencrow,
It looks as though the first rd you put up is the same one on this bike. What can you tell me about itL

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A-Red - You can read about the Challenger in Disraeli Gears here. They gave it good marks. I do too - I have one installed on my '72 green SC (see pic below), and personally, I find that it works extremely well. For me, it seems just about as good as the Suntour Vx, or maybe even the Cyclones.

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Finally wearing enough vintage parts to make me want to post it here.

Freaking alpha of the herd and omnipotent powers... it somehow got the BOC delivered to me with parts for it >.<
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so finally here is my SC MKII. bought it last year for 120euros and pimped it since then a bit.
i still want to change the following (if the money allows it):

- new bar, oldschool with white tape
- new brakes, the vintage brakes will kill me someday
- new wheels, white/silver ones

hope you folks like it, still i don't know from which date/year the bike is. never found anyone with the same colourcombination. maybe you guys can help me?

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Traditionalist get ready to gasp, don't worry I can take the criticism. Some say the wheels make it an abomination others love it. A mix of old and new. , velo orange rando bars, 197? Shimano 600 Arabesque groupset (love this group so ornate), 8 speed cassette (am really tempted to make it ten speed) on Shimano R550 wheels. I believe it is a 1971 Super Course, I cold set it to 130 soaked it oxalic acid on my patio for 48 hours to get rid of all the rust rubbed it down with baking soda to neutralize the acid and then put it together. The truly great find was when my local mom and pop bike store gave me the saddle which was originally on the owners own 1971 Raleigh Super Course. I felt like it tied everything together nicely. I still want to put on a rear rack with panniers but otherwise am very satisfied. Some of the old heads I run into hate it but I absolutely love it.
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That saddle is amazing!
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Originally Posted by Master_Beta View Post
Traditionalist get ready to gasp, don't worry I can take the criticism. Some say the wheels make it an abomination others love it. A mix of old and new. , velo orange rando bars, 197? Shimano 600 Arabesque groupset (love this group so ornate), 8 speed cassette (am really tempted to make it ten speed) on Shimano R550 wheels. I believe it is a 1971 Super Course, I cold set it to 130 soaked it oxalic acid on my patio for 48 hours to get rid of all the rust rubbed it down with baking soda to neutralize the acid and then put it together. The truly great find was when my local mom and pop bike store gave me the saddle which was originally on the owners own 1971 Raleigh Super Course. I felt like it tied everything together nicely. I still want to put on a rear rack with panniers but otherwise am very satisfied. Some of the old heads I run into hate it but I absolutely love it.
I dig it, welcome into the club.
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Originally Posted by Master_Beta View Post

That saddle is amazing!
yeah i know! i love her so much, but she looks a little bit worn
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any suggestions from whih this bike dates? someone told me the mkII where only build for two years or so in the seventies.. ever see this colour combination? with the silver headtube?
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Originally Posted by Master_Beta View Post
Traditionalist get ready to gasp, don't worry I can take the criticism. Some say the wheels make it an abomination others love it. A mix of old and new. , velo orange rando bars, 197? Shimano 600 Arabesque groupset (love this group so ornate), 8 speed cassette (am really tempted to make it ten speed) on Shimano R550 wheels. I believe it is a 1971 Super Course, I cold set it to 130 soaked it oxalic acid on my patio for 48 hours to get rid of all the rust rubbed it down with baking soda to neutralize the acid and then put it together. The truly great find was when my local mom and pop bike store gave me the saddle which was originally on the owners own 1971 Raleigh Super Course. I felt like it tied everything together nicely. I still want to put on a rear rack with panniers but otherwise am very satisfied. Some of the old heads I run into hate it but I absolutely love it.

Looks VERY fine to me. Modern enough to be dependable, yet still vintage enough looking to pass.Nice job!!,,,,BD
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The old Super Course looks great! I once had a '72 SC in the same color, which I rode everywhere.
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Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
Finally wearing enough vintage parts to make me want to post it here.

Freaking alpha of the herd and omnipotent powers... it somehow got the BOC delivered to me with parts for it >.<
Very nice! What year?

Looks similar to a '77 that's just up the street from me that didnt sell at a yard sale last year (and I didnt move on it). Just looking at yours gives me ideas......and I'm fighting temptation
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My 1977 Super Course, in three configurations.

Fixed. https://i216.photobucket.com/albums/c...h/M01A1408.jpg

Geared. https://i216.photobucket.com/albums/c...h/raleigh1.jpg

SS, as sold. https://i216.photobucket.com/albums/c...4-17-33_41.jpg
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My better half's '72:

As found. https://i216.photobucket.com/albums/c...h/M01A1099.jpg

As it was. https://i216.photobucket.com/albums/c...h/M01A1276.jpg

As it is. https://i216.photobucket.com/albums/c...-39-44_510.jpg

Many parts on both bikes are vintage in nature, but no attempt has been made to remain consistent with their OEM buildups.

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Lots of nice looking bikes here!

Here's my daily commute vehicle, an ever-evolving 23.5" 1973 Super Course:



My wife's customized 22" 1975 Super Course Mk II:



And her 22" 1970 Super Course:
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Rack and Panniers added by Spacecat, Seattle, on Flickr

Very Nice! What is that Chainring?

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FishBiscuit -
You're meaning to say that your wife has TWO Super Courses, and you only have ONE?
Sounds like it's time for another quest!

(great bikes BTW!)
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