This beautiful Raleigh Whisp had been left to rot in a garage for over 15 years, as such she was in a pretty bad way, and not road worthy. Fortunately the bike had been stored indoors so it provided a perfect foundation for a restoration. The client chose to upgrade to modern components and have the bike fully restored excluding paintwork.
List of New & Used Parts Added & Cost Price:
2 x Clarks 40mm Roadster Traditional Brake Pads / Shoes for £5.95
2 x Alloy Retro Road Pedals 9/16″ for £7.95
1 x Shimano Compatible 14-28 5 Speed Screw On Freewheel for £9.95
2 x 27″ x 1 1/4″ Roadster Race Bicycle Tyre for £19.95
2 x Inner tube 27″X1 1/4″ / 700X28 Presta Valve for £5.95
1 x 27″ Weinmann Quick Release Front Alloy Wheel for £21.95
1 x 27″ Weinmann Quick Release Rear Alloy Wheel for £21.95
1 x RSP Cork Road Handlebar Tape Black for £9.95
1 x Selle SMP Gents All Terrain Saddle for £14.95
1 x 5/7 Speed Shimano Chain for £7.95
2 X Gear Cables & Outer Casing for £3.95
2 x Brake Cables & Outer Casing for £3.95
2 x Weinmann Vintage Mud Guards for £5.00
Sourcing, purchasing and fitting all above purchased items to the bike.
Clean down and treatment of rusted mechanical parts and polishing and treatment of metal detailing parts.
New gear and brake cables fitted, new brake units and shoes fitted
Brakes made road safe and gears set up in sequence.
Gear shifter de rust, cleanout and lubrication.
Headset de rust, clean out and lubrication.
Rear derailleur de rust, dérailleur clean out and lubrication.
Chainset de rust, cleanout and lubrication.
Total = £239.40
And here’s the finished Raleigh Whisp, looking almost brand new and riding like an absolute dream.