Category: SB6560

Services des Courses 531c SB6560 (1984)

SB6560 531c Services des Courses 1984 SBDU Ilkeston Panasonic Raleigh – Planning a Build

I currently have six or seven or maybe even eight or more projects and builds happening at the moment. But lots of projects means lots of money, and that is something that is thin on the ground at the moment. Shhh… I’ve been saving for something rather nice so my funds have been temporarily diverted! As well as a lack of available funds, there has also been a lack of nice warm weather – it seems like it has been such a long winter. It’s been so cold and snowy which has meant the garage where I normally apply a little bit of paint has been out of bounds until now. But spring seems to have sprung, the weather has turned and as there appears to be a touch of heat in the air, it is time to divert some of my attention back to my SB6560 project. Read More

SB6560 531c Services des Courses 1984 SBDU Ilkeston Panasonic Raleigh Frame Repair

It is Easter and I am loving the amount of time I’ve had in the workshop this weekend. I’m getting stuck into a couple of projects. Today is the turn of SB6560, a 531c 1984 Services des Courses frame that needs a small frame repair. I prepped the frame for this repair a few weeks ago and now have some time to finish the job. Read More

SB6560 531c Services des Courses 1984 SBDU Ilkeston Panasonic Raleigh Frame Prep

I’ve been working through my collection of frames, and next on the list is SB6560, a 531c Services des Courses 1984 frame in the ’84 team Panasonic Raleigh colours. I’ve moved this up the list as I really want to get a Panasonic schemed bike built to fit in with the Raleigh Banana (SB8868) and TI-Raleigh (SB3800) that I have built in the last few months. Read More

The Geometry of an SBDU Ilkeston Services des Courses Road Frame SB6560

The “Services des Courses” frameset is described by the SBDU at Ilkeston as “…out and out ‘Team Issue’ framesets embodying our current thinking on design and construction…” Read More

Shimano DURA-ACE 7400 Series – Is That A Perfect Partner for an SBDU Ilkeston Frame

I normally write about what I’ve been up to with builds, but sometimes I just need to get some of my ramblings and thoughts written down as it helps me to work out what to do. Read More

SB6560 1984 Panasonic-Raleigh SBDU Ilkeston Services des Courses – A Close Up Look

It has arrived… it took a few weeks and was a bit of a saga, but it is here at last, and it is time to measure up and find out exactly what I have. Read More

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