Sunday, 23 January 2011

Part 6: Detailed Specifications

1990 Raleigh "Castorama" Reynolds 653
Frame Number: WH 90 01308 (Worksop June 1990 frame 01308)
Frame Size: 57cm
Down Tube Diameter: 28.6mm 
Seat pin diameter: 27.2mm
Head Tube Length: 142mm
English Bottom Bracket

Renovation done by Argos Cycles who did an unbelievable job. Cannot recommend them highly enough.  Apart from the paintwork they also removed the pump-peg, and widened the rear drop out distance from 126mm to 130mm, as far as possible because the frame won't coldset very easily being Reynolds 653, so needs springing out very slightly to fit the rear wheel.

Paint Colour: Aviator Grey (Audi TT 2000-2001)
Paint Code: LZ7W (Slightly pearlescent)
Many thanks to Mike Murphy at Audi (Reading) for all his help tracking down these details.

Decals: Supplied by Reynolds as per the originals

Cinelli "Criterium" 40cm with cable groove (Sourced from eBay)
Bar tape: Brooks "Honey" leather, with Hope alloy endcaps

Cinelli 1A 75mm (Sourced from the London Fixed Gear Single Speed classifieds forum)

Seat Post:
Campagnolo "Aero" 27.2mm (Sourced from the London Fixed Gear Single Speed classifieds forum)

Camapgnolo (from the original bike which I reconditioned)

Brooks "Swallow" Titanium in "Honey" leather (Bought new online)

Campagnolo "Veloce" 10 Speed 2011 apart from the front mech which is 10 Speed "Chorus" due to the fact that the Veloce wouldn't fit the narrow downtube diameter (Sourced from various websites new, as and when components were on offer, but mostly from Parker International)

As the bike originally had STI shifters on the down tube, a pair of Campagnolo alloy cable stop adaptors were also required (Sourced new online)

Gear Ratios: To follow
Crank Length: 172mm

Hubs: Campagnolo "Veloce" (reconditioned by myself from an old set of wheels I had)
Rims: Mavic Open Pro Silver 36 Hole front & back (Sourced new online)
Spokes: DT Swiss "Revolution" Silver
Handbuilt by Condor Cycles (Standard 3 Cross pattern)
Tyres: Continental GP4000s 23mm (Bought new online)