Home
> >

Raleigh Capri Beater

This is my beater bike. It's a nice soft ride for getting around town and it doesn't matter if it sits all night in the rain or whatever.

Frame:
Raleigh Capri steel frame

Fork/Headset:
Stock

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sakae crankset/Shimano UN54 bottom bracket

Pedals:
MKS Sylvan Road pedals/unknown clips and nylon straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Generic 15-tooth cog with Dura-Ace lockring/42-tooth Sakae chainring, KMC cheap chain

Handlebars/Stem:
Generic risers with Specialized grips that move around/Sakae FX stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Vetta saddle/unknown seatpost

Brakes:
Stock single pivot front brake

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Alex SUB wheel/unknown hub/Kenda tire

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Red-anodized machined Velocity Deep-V/Formula hub/Specialized Armadillo tire

Accessories:
Often-used SKS X-Tra Dry rear fender (works pretty well)

More Info:
I ended up giving this bike to my brother, who in turn gave it to my other brother when he upgraded to a better bike.

Added by Coomer. Last updated over 8 years ago.

As of almost 10 years ago, Coomer has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

9 Comments

bikerguy

bikerguy says:

Do you remember what size bottom bracket you used? I'm trying to do a similar build. Thanks.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

Sorry, but I don't remember.

Posted almost 9 years ago

AlHertz

AlHertz says:

I have an old Capri laying around as well that I was going to use for a build but on the inside of the BB shell is the end of some kind of metal fastener used to attach the shifter cables that is preventing me from getting a seal BB in. Did you encounter this as well?

Posted about 9 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

Yes I did. I think I drilled that piece out with a drill.

Posted about 9 years ago

itchybeard

itchybeard says:

:-) you changed them but i love the drob bars... im a drop bar junkie!

Posted over 9 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

I've never been a huge fan. I love the way they look, but I much prefer bullhorns to drop bars from a performance/comfort point of view. ;-)

Posted over 9 years ago

itchybeard

itchybeard says:

Bullhorns are def nice... but either way you gotta nice bike on your hands!

Posted over 9 years ago

Coomer

Coomer says:

Thanks man, appreciate it. I actually gave the bike to my younger brother a while ago and he rides it now.

Posted over 9 years ago

solid_jackson

solid_jackson says:

I have an old Capri frame lying around. Was going to paint it, but just got as far as sanding it down. Got a little lazy, hah

Posted almost 10 years ago