Finished at long last after a 5 month long restoration (complete with new powdercoat, decals, re-chroming, wheelbuilding) and out on its second test ride as I couldn’t resist one last spin… Rab, I hope it was worth the wait!

How it looked before the restoration

Frame & Fork: 1981 Raleigh Bomber Mk.I (powdercoated, new decals)
Headset: original Raleigh
Stem: original Raleigh (powdercoated)
Handlebar: original Raleigh (rechromed)
Grips: new foam (close to originals as possible)
Bar End Plugs: original red
Brakes: original Sturmey-Archer (rechromed)
Brake Pads: original Raleigh leather
Cables: new (with original end crimps)
Brake Levers: original Raleigh (clamps rechromed)
Shifter: Sturmey-Archer 3 speed (NOS)
Cog: original Sturmey-Archer
Chain: new KMC 1/8″
Crankset: original Thun (with new cotterpins)
Chainguard: original
Bottom Bracket: Raleigh (NOS)
Pedals: original Union
Wheels nuts: original
Rims: original Raleigh (rechromed)
Hubs: original Sturmey-Archer, with original Raleigh pie-plate on the rear AW
Spokes: new Sapim stainless steel
Tyres: new DMR Super Moto 26 x 2.2″
Tubes: new
Saddle: original (recovered)
Seatpost: original (rechromed)
Seatpost Binder: original
Extras: Kickstand, period correct cable guide