Thursday, 13 September 2012

The completed Raleigh Yukon

So here is the completed Vintage Raleigh Yukon ready to go back to its owner. An interesting build with a combination of new and second hand parts in an effort to keep costs down. It rides rather well so I hope the customers happy with results.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Another Mario Vaz paint job!

 The bike shed continues to very busy of late with lots of routine servicing of bikes. We've almost had a que of customers outside wanting work done and thats really excellent for business and building our reputation. One interesting job has been this rebuild of an old Raleigh Yukon mountain bike which I guess although not particularly special in its day could be called vintage now because of its age. Anyway the customer really wanted it returned to its former glory but didn't want it to cost the earth!!! So here at Bobs Bike Shed as we never turn away anyone, we took about stripping it down and transporting it up to Super Mario Vaz of Vaz Finishes  in Hither green (his website is down at the moment) and here it is in original colour with almost original decals (its missing a pink highlight to one edge) ready for the rebuild. There are a couple of pictures of the bottom bracket being re cut using a new Super B tool and a very good job it did of it too. More photos of the build  as it progresses although its a  shame I didn't take any of it before we stripped it down as it was looking very sorry for itself .