Raleigh Flyer – final build!

My restored Raleigh frameset has found a new home!  I put a fair few singlespeed miles in on first, then turned it into a retro/mod geared bike, before my friend the Manchester graphic artist Dan Birkbeck came to me with an unlucky (but perfectly timed) broken frame & forks so I transplanted most of his parts onto my frame and only had to add new tyres, bar tape, cables and a front mech clamp to complete the build to his spec.  I personally think this is the nicest looking of the three builds, though the brown saddle I fitted later finished it off nicely ;)

Frame & Fork: Raleigh Flyer 18-23 (powdercoated)
Headset: vintage YST chromed
Stem: Xtasy 1″ quill
Handlebar: ITM Europa
STIs: Shimano Sora
Brake Calipers: new Promax front, vintage Weinmann rear
Brake Pads: Shimano
Brake Cables: Shimano M:System (new)
Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105
Derailleur Cables: Shimano SIS (new)
Cassette: Shimano HG-50-8
Chain: KMC (new)
Cranks: Shimano Sora
Chainrings: Shimano SG
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN52
Pedals: VP
Wheels: Mavic Cosmos
Hub Skewers: security front, vintage Miche cam rear
Tyres: Michelin Dynamic 700 x 28c (new)
Saddle: Selle Italia Gel Flow
Seatpost: Kalloy (new)
Seatpost Binder: chrome bolt (new)
Extras: Dura-Ace cable adjusters, alloy bottle cage bolts, carbon chainstay protector
Weight: 24lb

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