Thursday, January 20, 2011

1977 Raleigh Tourist Parts List

You don't know the name of that thingy you need? Well, now you're in luck! Here's a diagram that I found handy when I was working on my bike.





Thank you, Sheldon Brown, for the image.


Helpful tip: A lot of the info that you'll find online about maintaining these old British bikes is written in British English. To help save some confusion at your local bike shop when looking for a specific tool, remember that "spanner" is what the Brits call a wrench. Old Raleigh's use a wrench standard called "Whitworth," but I find that metric wrenches work just as well, even though the fit is a little off. Where I can, I'll often use an adjustable wrench.

2 comments:

  1. THE FRONT BRAKE PADS IN THIS DIAGRAM ARE WRONG. THESE ACTUALLY FACE BACKWARDS, SO THE PADS WORK BETTER, STOP QUICKER.

    SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE THESE FACING FORWARD AND THEY ARE ALL WRONG.

    CHRIS
    A 36 YEAR VETERAN COLLECTOR

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  2. Thanks for the comment Chris. I have the ones installed on my bike facing "backwards" myself- Figured that they had more leverage that way, and I think it also looks better!

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