Hello and welcome to Bike and another Restoration This is another Raleigh We have covered many Raleigh’s on this channel, however this one is Black its Gold which can only mean one thing. it is a Raleigh Record Sprint Back from 1987, we have covered a lot of bikes from around this time period and if you are new to the Channel what we generally do is cover a little bit about the company itself. However we have done this many times with Raleigh itself As I say we have done this bike actually in a Mk1 this is a Mk2 but I will get on to that in a minute. We have done the Raleigh Team Corsa which kick started the channel off We have done the Raleigh Team Cadet which was the same colours but a lower end A Raleigh Sirocco which was the Reynolds 501 tubing which was the same as this one and more of less the same spec but different colours all around that time period so yes we have done man of Raleigh’s before As I say this is a Mk2 the Mk1 that we original did and the reason I can tell its a Mk2 straight away is the Crank set On the Mk1 it had a full gold anodised Crank Set and what I feel was a shame was as it progressed. The Record Sprint lost its Gold appeal so the crank went at first and then as it went on. The Mk3 do not even think had Gold callipers so it is a real shame in that respect. So yes, this is exactly how I got the bike. I am sure it will bring back a lot of memories for a lot of people. Because they did sell a lot of these a good looking bike in deed So lets start at the front end, regards to our bike itself We generally take it back to how it used to look in the brochure itself So what I first of all noticed was that this cabling was actually black So we are going to get rid of this Gold cabling it has got a Cat Eye computer on and it has also got some cork handlebar tape which is going to need replacing anyway But we are going to get some Black plastic leather handle bar tape which is what was more original. Change the cable to Black come down here it has got the Gold Weinmann Callipers on which is great We are going to get rid of these fenders or these mud guards here.I may actually put them on another bike by the way but yes Recycling Best Way We have got anodised nuts here now I have noticed in the brochure that they were the normal standard quick release so I am going to replace these anodised nuts and I am also going to get rid of these water bottles here Because in the Brochure it did not have them so we are going to take them off New saddle yes I have got one in mind for thatand we are going to get rid of the quick release thing here We are going to put a new bolt in there to take it back to how it should be the rear mech did used to be on the Mk1 the Gold Arrow which then late became to be known as the Shimano 105 However we have this Mech on here I really do not know how well that is going to work to be honest with you this whole thing, yes it is erm. yes it is not working at all very well so yes it does definitely needs stripping down the pedal yes that is definitely un safe so we are going to get a new set of pedals so there is quite a bit of work to do on this I am not to sure who the previous owner was it has a number on here so I do not know if it came from an auction But lets get this bike stripped down as we generally alway do and we will take it from there Well there is the Bike all stripped down it wasn’t any hassle all. lots of rusty parts but no seized parts which is an absolute dream we have a bucket down here with all the parts as I generally alway say Put all parts in a box or a bucket for safe keeping if you take any bolts off put them back on and if you think that you are going to struggle with any parts that look a little complicated then just take a photograph of the parts as you dissemble them put there is the frame itself we are going to start cleaning this up We have got an old bottom bracket to replace I do have a few of them to hand so we are going to be putting one of them in so yes lets get a move on and start cleaning this bike up So some good news and some bad news Where are we up to we we have some nice gum wall tyres for these black rim wheels so they look really well and I am looking forward to getting them back on the bike. and we have also done the black bar tape and the handle bars which look really well with these gold levers so yes thats all fantastic they are all finished However on the down side we have got a few issues first one being was the Crankset When we used the degreaser it has taken the gold off the Crank set itself and also some of the Black on the Chainrings themselves so I am going to have to take this apart sort the chainrings out and get them back to black and we are going to polish this crankset up the other one was the rear mech if you notice at the back here this is really worse for wear all this is actually bent off and it is just not usable at all so I am going have to replace the rear mech. and the other one is we have t-cutting the frame itself we have not done any touch up as yet However When I took the forks off and had a closer look I am getting a bit older now so these forks are actually dark blue So they are not original forks and they also have these little nibs here this one here would be for a bicycle lamb or whatever but they are not original what I plan on doing with this is I am going to get an angle grinder on here going to just take them off and I am going to sand these down and we are going to spy these black to match the frame up so that is exactly where we are up to I do not really want to be spending any more money than we have to we have some parts on order a Saddle things like that so what are we waiting for we have got a lot to do. lets Crack-On! Well we are finally here which is the rebuild and if you watch these videos this is my favourite part of the restoration it has taken a little longer than anticipated I did just think that it would be a deep clean However the anodised gold came off the crankset so it required us to polish that up. If you do want more information on polishing metal then we have a video dedicated to that for you to watch and it goes into more detail if you do watch these videos that generally we put all the equipment on the side there so that is all there ready to go it is very shiny and I cannot wait to get that gold back on the bike The gum wall tyres are ready and also the forks which we had to take the little nibs off if you remember I also said that we a swede saddle I have polished the seat post the swede saddle its absolutely perfect Very in keeping and very much more so than what was originally on the bike so that should look fantastic so what are we waiting for lets get this bike back together Well brilliant, this is the Raleigh Record Sprint Mk2 back from the 1980’s it looks fantastic and such a transformation from when the bike first came in here it was full of rust It had these large fenders and to be honest it was un able to ride we are going to try this bike out in a moment so hang around for that but yes the bike itself has cleaned up lovely the crankset we have got these black aero pedals new aero pedals on here and the seat really does finish it off so extremely happy with that purchase and it just looks a good bike to ride we do generally finish these bikes off with a water bottle However you will notice this bike does not have a cage even and the reason for that is I wanted to keep it as original to the brochure as possible. Remember all those brochures are available on our website so if you need that then jump onto there so all that we are going to do now is take it down to a local park we are going to give it a ride try it out and take some photographs down there Sio lets get a move on with that Well what a transformation this bike has been compared to when the bike first came in it rides and looks like a new bike So many new parts its absolutely amazing and I really would encourage anyone to get involved with these early 80’s bikes They are really simple to work on and its a great starting point very rewarding and it is another Bike saved there is no better way to cycle than on a recycled bicycle if you do enjoy watching these videos then please Subscribe it is completely free of charge other than that then drop us a like or why not visit our website at www.bikeituk.club Other than that then thanks for watching and bye for now!