What a difference a year makes! PopRichmond submitted this very same Capri last September shortly after acquiring it. What was once old a crappy is now old and not so crappy! Great work Pop, you get my vote for “Week’s Most Improved”!
I’m resubmitting my 1986 Raleigh Capri now that I’ve got it all set up the way I like it. Lots of new parts, aside from normal wear and tear items like brake pads and bar tape I got all of these used from Craigslist. Here’s a list for anyone who’s curious.
*Dia Compe brake levers and Sugino compact cranks, both from a Raleigh Team Pro that was being upgraded. *The non-drive side crank is an SR Apex. It doesn’t match, but I think the asymmetry is cool.
*Plastic Simplex downtube shifters.
*Wheels are Sunshine hubs laced to Araya rims, with a Shimano 600 freewheel. From a 1984 Raleigh Alyeska touring bike. Original Raleigh-branded tires.
*1984 Campagnolo Nuovo Record front derailer.
*Brooks B17 narrow saddle.
*Generic aluminum seatpost from an old BMX bike.
I think it looks (and rides!) a lot better now.
The website is great, keep up the good work! I’d like to thank everyone who helped me find the shifter wingnuts, and also mention that Matty’s Healing GTX was a big inspiration in the style I was going for with my bike.
– Pop Richmond
Thanks again Pop