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

SB6560 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.

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SB6398 Restore Part Five – SBDU Ilkeston TI-Raleigh 1984 Reynolds 753R Campagnolo Super Record 50th Anniversary Group

SB6398 SBDU Ilkeston Reynolds 753R Campagnolo Super Record 50th Anniversary

All of the 50th Anniversary parts that I’ve carefully and patiently cleaned over the last couple of weeks have been re-united with the SBDU Ilkeston 753R frame that they came from. I’ve had a few things on lately so it has taken a little while to get focused on this build again, but all the prep and cleaning has meant a quick and painless build.

SB6398 Restore Part Four – SBDU Ilkeston TI-Raleigh 1984 Reynolds 753R Campagnolo Super Record 50th Anniversary Group

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I’m well on the way to getting every part of this build back to their very best. Part three was all about the components of the 50th anniversary group, and putting the shine back onto them. There were two main components that I left out of that post, they were the hubs and the brake levers – the bar tape and brake lever hoods have made me think the most, leaving me in a bit of a quandary.

SB6398 Restore Part Three – SBDU Ilkeston TI-Raleigh 1984 Reynolds 753R Campagnolo Super Record 50th Anniversary Group

SB6398 Restore Part 3

Part three is here..! That means I finally get to work with the Campagnolo Super Record 50th Anniversary group.

Part one was frame prep, the foundation of the build. Part two was fitting the head set and bottom bracket; joining the frame and forks together, the starting point to which all other parts are fitted. 

SB6398 Restore Part Two – SBDU Ilkeston TI-Raleigh 1984 Reynolds 753R Campagnolo Super Record 50th Anniversary Group

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Part two of the build to restore SB6398… and all that frame prep in part one will pay off now when I fit the head set and bottom bracket.

SB6398 Restore Part One – SBDU Ilkeston TI-Raleigh 1984 Reynolds 753R Campagnolo Super Record 50th Anniversary Group

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Here it is, the time has finally come…

It’s time to build SB6398. The end result of this build will be a bike that is 100% original, exactly the same as when it left the work stand of Denton Cycles back in 1984. It will only be the slight patina to the paint and parts that may give its age away.

A 2015 Review of My SB4059 Blog and My TI-Raleigh SBDU Ilkeston Collection

SB4059 Yearly Review

All I can say is… “That was a very busy year..!”

Well actually, I can normally say a lot more than that. 2015 was an awesome year for many reasons.

TI-Raleigh SBDU Ilkeston Randonneur Reynolds 753 SB7657 1985

TI-Raleigh SBDU Ilkeston Randonneur Reynolds 753 Details

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

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

Dave Yates Frame Building Course Complete Bike Bars

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

A Week Spent with Dave Yates Learning the Skills of Framebuilding – Frame Painted and Ready to Build

Dave Yates Frame Building Course Painted Frame Chain Stay Details

I was very excited to receive a frame sized box from the courier today and couldn’t wait to open it.