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Restored 1976 Superbe

DSCN0511.JPGDSCN0512.JPGDSCN0513.JPGReader, Steve, has sent me some photos of his latest project.

“This started out as a 1976 Raleigh Superbe that had been stored in the basement for  years by original owner. The Paint was excellent, tires rotted, rims rusted inside & pitted outside. Bought Sun rims & new tires but it  just kept going.”

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The brakes have been upgraded as well. Dia Copmpe 812 Calipers.

 “Saw them had to have them , 80 mm reach they fit the rear of the wheel of the Superbe with 2mm to spare. The cables are Clarks SS cables with lined housing . The combination works really well with no effort.or binding. “

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Below, Steve the owner .

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10 responses

  1. Nice Bike Is It For Sale

    On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 3:46 PM, Three Speed Mania wrote:

    > greg chown posted: “Reader, Steve, has sent me some photos of his latest > project. “This started out as a 1976 Raleigh Superbe that had been stored > in the basement for years by original owner. The Paint was > excellent, tires rotted, rims rusted inside d pitted outside. Bought” >

    February 9, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    • don’t know…

      February 9, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    • Steve

      Hi Todd To me the bike is priceless, but then again everything has its price!

      February 9, 2016 at 11:51 pm

  2. really sharp machine Steve

    February 10, 2016 at 11:58 am

    • I concur.

      February 10, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      • I’d like to see an original trigger shifter restored to the bike…

        February 10, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      • Steve

        This bike I wanted to be different from the usual period correct restoration while maintaining the original character.

        February 10, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    • Steve

      Thanks I put a lot of thought into it and am glad someone appreciates the effort.

      February 10, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      • Sam

        Great looking bike! Well done. I am restoring a 1968 Robin Hood it is so much fun. I was going back and forth about using a more modern seat post, but after seeing your build, I am going to do it, it does not take away from the aesthetics at all.

        November 9, 2016 at 8:57 pm

  3. Steve

    Hi Sam please send some photos my first 3 speed was a 60’s Robin Hood.
    There is a post on this forum “New Blue Raleigh for Steve” you might like the pictures

    November 9, 2016 at 10:03 pm

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