Leading off week two of randomness is Jeff V.’s Randor St. Regis Custom 10 Mixte. Deservingly spared from the scrap heap and brought back to greatness through via the spare parts bin—now that is what we like to hear!
I’m Jeff V. This is a late ’70s or early ’80s Randor brand (English, like Raleigh) Mixte bike w/20 inch seat tube. I pulled this bike from my dad’s junk pile where it was becoming one with nature. The original red/blue/yellow coloring on the seat tube called out to me to rescue it.
This has been a labor of love to bring this bike to operating condition. The only original parts are the frame (including the fork), a couple of cable housings, and the derailleurs. I’ve replaced the handlebars, wheels (with similar style rims from an ’80s 10 speed), chain, seat, brake levers, and also the crank, which is identical to the original one.
I’ve added new tires, new derailleur cables, and new pedals. I have countless hours in this bike. The paint is definitely worn in some areas, a bit faded in others, and even a little rusty in some places- ALL which adds to the CHARACTER of this bike. The metal headbadge says “Randor Par Excellence”. Derailleurs are SunTour. Brakes are center-pull. Oh yes, and the round reflectors are original! Enjoy!
Thanks again Jeff