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1985 Raleigh Portage rejuvenation (Part III)

Offered (mostly) without comment, images of the Raleigh Portage in its raw steel birthday suit. Before paint was applied, these shots were taken just after the frame had been chemically soaked for a number of days removing nearly all trace that pigment had even existed.

Details of the original brazing is evident along with some of the alterations I had performed by  Cooper Cycles.

An extremely long delay has moved this project along slower than anticipated. However, paint is now sprayed, decals are applied and the Portage is ready to be revealed. Those results will not take nearly as long broadcast, so expect them before long.

1985 Raleigh Portage

1985 Raleigh Portage

1985 Raleigh Portage

1985 Raleigh Portage

1985 Raleigh Portage

Travis’ precise brazing of the standard shifter bosses

1985 Raleigh Portage

1985 Raleigh Portage

1985 Raleigh Portage

1985 Raleigh Portage

1985 Raleigh Portage

The most excessive traces of brazing found on the underside of the bottom bracket shell

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3 comments on “1985 Raleigh Portage rejuvenation (Part III)

  1. Nola Wilken
    December 2, 2014

    Looking good. Can’t wait to see the painted frame!

    • Josh C.
      December 2, 2014

      I really am impressed with the results. I hope the rest of the readers agree!

  2. Pingback: 1985 Raleigh Portage rejuvenation (Part V) | The Simplicity of Vintage Cycles

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