Raleigh Professional 650B conversion

Interesting bike—looks like a ‘cost no object’ type of build. We’d do a couple things differently, but otherwise, it’s not too far off from ideal.

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The platform of the build is a beautiful 1974 Raleigh Professional frame. Nirvex lugs, Campagnolo drop outs and Reynolds 531 steel tubing make it a really special frame. Braze-ons were added for fender mounts as well as front rack mounts. Originally designed for a 700C wheelset, we have equipped the City Randonneur with 650B hand-built wheels to accommodate 42cm tires and a sleek set of Gilles Berthoud fenders. Also comes equipped with Walnut Studiolo leather gear: Seat barrel bag, frame handle and six pack carrier.

650b hand-built wheelset on Velocity rims.
Paul Components crankset.
Paul Components seat post
Paul Components Canti brake levers
Nitto Technomic stem.
Nitto Northroad handlebars.
Nuvinci n360 rear hub w/ twist shifter.
Sturmey Archer X-FDD dynamo hub and drum brake.
Shimano Nexus BR- IM80 rear roller brake.
Campagnolo headset.
Brooks B-17 Imperial saddle.
Pletscher double leg kickstand.
Schmidt Edelux front dynamo light.
Perera Cycles custom rear dynamo light.
Gilles Berthoud fenders.
Gilles Berthoud front rack.
Walnut Studiolo leather goods.
Swift Industries front Randonneur Bag.
Vintage frame pump.



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