TI-Raleigh SBDU Ilkeston Randonneur Reynolds 753 Details

TI-Raleigh SBDU Ilkeston Randonneur Reynolds 753 SB7657 1985

I’ve wanted to put this bike together for a while, often changing plans and ideas of how I was going to build it.

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Dave Yates Frame Building Course Complete Bike Bars

A Week Spent with Dave Yates Learning the Skills of Framebuilding – A Complete Bike

A few weeks after receiving my frame back from Dave, and I’ve finally assembled the kit to build it.

Dave Yates Frame Building Course Day 4 A Look Around Daves Workshop

A Week Spent with Dave Yates Learning the Skills of Framebuilding – Day 4

Bikes are not much good if you can’t attach cables for brakes and gears, it would also be nice to carry a water bottle or two. That means that day 4 was all about ‘braze-ons’ – those little guides that you pass cables through!

Raleigh SBDU Ilkeston Randonneur 531 1985 SB7660 Gearing

SBDU Ilkeston Raleigh Randonneur Reynolds 531c 1985 SB7660 – Complete

I’m really happy with how this rebuild has turned out! I didn’t want to carry out a full nut and bolt strip down, clean and polish; I just wanted to get this bike back on the road again and make it 100% mechanically perfect!