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Raleigh Super Course

my great garage find for $50 that is worth a million to me now

Frame:
Raleigh Super Course 555 (high tensile strength steel I'm guessing)

Fork/Headset:
same

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano cassette

Pedals:
clipless/platform (i dig)

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
dunno

Handlebars/Stem:
granny bars are my preference

Saddle/Seatpost:
blacked out WTB (vinyl painted over the cheesy graphics)

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
CR-18's w/ heavy spokes and basic Campy wanna be hubs

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
same

Accessories:
Hjeltness Panniers panniers :)

More Info:
i am 45 and when I throw my leg over this'n I am 15

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. change of character, change of name

Current Stage Info:

i guess you can say I put the character of this bike back to where it should be. I was really hesitant when I got the bike to put low bars on it and ride as a real road bike. i used the bike for a long time with racks. i clamped the rear rack down and this added torque to the seat stays that it couldnt handle. It is now rackless and much spiffier don't ya think?

Added by HjeltnessPanniers. Last updated about 9 years ago.

13 Comments

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

The resto mod looks killer, props!

Posted over 5 years ago

Nimhskater978

Nimhskater978 says:

another awesome commuter build sweet job

Posted over 9 years ago

zorro

zorro says:

sweet modifications, could do with a brooks saddle though

Posted over 9 years ago

HjeltnessPanniers

HjeltnessPanniers says:

yes, for sure. The eyelets on the back of Brooks saddles are perfect for my seat bags I make. I have a Brooks my wife gave me at Christmas and I am just now preparing to put it on the bike which by the way has yet to get painted. Goin with a puke yellow I mixed up and my repro version of Raleigh decals only in different color scheme other than the stock gold/white

Posted over 9 years ago

zorro

zorro says:

really you make them, they look real neat. cool, I like controversial colours on bikes and I'm sure you'll love you're brooks then when its on you're bike, I know I do.

Posted over 9 years ago

rits

rits says:

nice pannier. classic.

Posted over 10 years ago

pham_bike1234

pham_bike1234 says:

i have many vintage bikes, but i don't have nice accessories for the bike. those accessories look good on classic bikes!!

Posted over 10 years ago

pham_bike1234

pham_bike1234 says:

thats a cool vintage bike!!!

Posted over 10 years ago

HjeltnessPanniers

HjeltnessPanniers says:

i guess Raleighs break here often

Posted over 10 years ago

Fazz7

Fazz7 says:

masterpiece!

Posted over 10 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

Don't lose those drop bars.Enjoy your time machine.Mine are priceless too.

Posted over 10 years ago

HjeltnessPanniers

HjeltnessPanniers says:

this is when I was testing 'Fantastic Journey' panniers made by Hjeltness Panniers. I call them my test mules.

Posted over 10 years ago

HjeltnessPanniers

HjeltnessPanniers says:

this is her when I first got her! Never stayed a road bike. I put the granny bars on immediately.

Posted over 10 years ago