I had always liked the look of the 70's era Raleigh International.
When I bought a second Nishiki Continental, I decided to dress it
in the style of the Raleigh. After stripping the paint, I noticed
that the lugs had a nice shine to them. I sanded them with fine
sandpaper, then polished them with Simichrome. I painted the frame
with rattlecan spray (dark green). It came out well. I seem to have
acquired some skill at bike painting, as I have done several previous
to this one. The chrome on the fork and rear stays was under the
original paint, so it looks like new. In the future, I plan to change
the "International" script, for the correct one.
and fork: Nishiki Continental 1981
Brake levers/shifters: Modolo Morphos
Auxiliary Brake levers: Tektro "Cross"
Stem: Poste Moderne
Wheels: Front; Spinergy Spox
Rear: Mavic 719
Tires: Panaracer Pasela (rear) & Ritchey (front)
Bottom bracket: Shimano
Front derailleur: Shimano
Rear derailleur: Shimano
Saddle: Brooks Champion Flyer
Bell; Bottle cage;Ê MEC