• Mike D

    Absolutely drop-dead gorgeous…

    Darrell, you did a great job on the restoration, with a very nice selection of components. Love it!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30468375@N08/ Darrell Y

    Here are more of the bikes in my stable.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30468375@N08/

    Darrell

    • older1

      Beautiful job, Darrell! Very nice collection!
      Not merely an OTS, but a bona fide ADDGOTTOTS (Absolutely Drop Dead Gorgeous Over The Top Old Ten Speed)!

  • Mark D

    Beautiful! I would be proud to ride this bike at 22 or 82 (unfortunately, I’m closer to the latter). And this is most certainly what Raleigh would have built; in fact, they pretty much did a few years later with the Competition GS (GS for Gran Sport). See Mark G.’s lovely 1980 Raleigh Competition GS for comparison. I actually just picked up an almost identical Competition GS with original parts for my next project. I was just going to shine it up the best I could, but now that I see yours with its powdercoat and new decals, I’m thinking maybe I should redo the paint. Will the madness never stop?! I hope not. Great bike, great job.

  • Mark D

    I almost forgot. How did you preserve the chrome on the forks? Did you redo it? Were the stays originally chromed, too? What was the issue with the Huret dropouts?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30468375@N08/5982159591/ Darrell Y

    Mark D, You’ll find my answers here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30468375@N08/5982159591/

    • Mark D

      I just spent the past hour looking at your Flickr pics, and I’ve only scratched the surface. Fantastic. Anyone who loves vintage bikes should check them out. Sorry Cameron, decidedly not crappy! Thx. :-)

  • http://hughsbicycle.blogspot.com Hugh

    That is one of the best looking vintage Raleighs I have ever seen. Very well done Sir.

    • Cameron

      HUGH! WHERE YA BEEN GOOD BUDDY? How’s the summer flip season treated you?

  • Rich Rogge

    Wow! What a nice job, I am really inspired to start on my ’71 Super Course, you’ve set the bar very high.
    Rich . . .