SB5464 SBDU Ilkeston TI Raleigh Time Trial Special Bottom Bracket

SBDU TI Raleigh Ilkeston SB5464 Time Trial Special OMAS Titanium Bottom Bracket Ceramic Bearings

I’ve had a British threaded Omas Titanium bottom bracket with rather nasty bearings in the parts box for a little while and I thought it would be perfect for this build.

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SB5464 SBDU Ilkeston TI Raleigh Time Trial Special Headset

SBDU TI Raleigh Ilkeston SB5464 Time Trial Special Stronglight A9 Roller Bearing Headset Assembly

After deciding to build this frame, I still have to decide on which parts to use. Do I stick with Campagnolo Super Record or do I go with something different like early Dura-Ace 7100/7200 DA-200?

Which TI-Raleigh SBDU Ilkeston Time Trial Special Should I Build

Raleigh SBDU Ilkeston Time Trial Special Dimension Measurements H Reference

Decisions, decisions…

It’s nice being in this position and having this dilemma. I know lots of SBDU collectors who would like to be in this position too.

The Significance of the SBDU H Reference Frame Number

Raleigh SBDU Ilkeston Time Trial Special 753 1978 SB2692 H591 Frame Numbers

Realistically, there may not be many ‘original owners’ of SBDU frames – I.E. those people who still own an SBDU frame that they ordered and bought for themselves from Ilkeston. There may be even fewer original owners who have a frame with an ‘H’ reference.

SBDU Ilkeston Time Trial Special Reynolds 531 Special Lightweight 1982 SB5464

Raleigh SBDU Ilkeston Time Trial Special 1982 SB5464 Frame Details

I have a few SBDU frames and recently decided that if I’m going to add to the collection, it had to be something different to the red/black/yellow ‘Team’ livery frame.