Gundelach - Early 1970 Raleigh Mk1 Chopper

Discussion in 'MBBO 2017 - FINISHED BIKES - CLASS 1' started by kingfish254, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    25,752
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    Here is Gundelach, the Early 1970 Raleigh Mk1 Chopper that I picked up from a local salvage guy and did a partial restoration on. Look for this to be auctioned off in January. It is one of the very early short frame Choppers that Raleigh brought into the US.

    Here is the build thread
    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/in...ach-1970-raleigh-chopper-mk1-finished.104516/

    20171125_161553.jpg


    Here is what I started with

    60998_3b6671ca2063112dd5d0d6a6caabc259.jpg

    And here is another before pic of why I chose the build name. This is the original store decal just below the seat.

    60999_e4a9c8b3069bcc839f449c36bac20629.jpg


    Here are a couple of walkaround videos of the finished bike.

    General walkaround video




    More detailed walkaround video

     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2017
  2. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    25,752
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    Here are some more pics

    20171125_162827.jpg 20171125_164154.jpg 20171125_165945.jpg 20171125_161649.jpg 20171125_162225.jpg 20171125_160835.jpg 20171125_160856.jpg 20171125_160902.jpg 20171125_160907.jpg 20171125_161754.jpg 20171125_161835.jpg

    20171125_170147.jpg 20171125_161947.jpg 20171125_162156.jpg 20171125_162538.jpg 20171125_164143.jpg
    20171125_164204.jpg 20171125_164215.jpg 20171125_164223_001.jpg 20171125_164231.jpg 20171125_165954.jpg 20171125_170020.jpg



    And here are a couple of pics of the transformation of the rusty fenders

    64589_b559e7d292eb39833e64f0dd883f1e18.jpg 65589_5314596fd99e263c91f8b288d72aa3b2.jpg




    And finally a before picture of the bike next to Nanner Puddin, my Screamer XXL.

    54596_664e7b59abdd4badc44d8dadbd4d3d96.jpg
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2017
    Chad T, KJV, Scribble and 2 others like this.
  3. Muttley

    Muttley

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    572
    Location:
    Fresno, Ca.
    Very nice. The photo with the 'no cycling' warning is way cool.
     
    kingfish254 likes this.
  4. CRASH

    CRASH

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Messages:
    4,417
    Location:
    Visalia, CA
    Terrific work! A straight restoration is a bit out of your norm, so it was good to see you keep this completely stock, and brought back to life!
     
    kingfish254 likes this.
  5. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    25,752
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    That stencil has been there for a few years now near the fountain that I always take pics in front of. It's only been a couple of months since I first thought of using the NO CYCLING as a backdrop itself. I love it too.
     
  6. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    25,752
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    Actually whenever I find bikes that are as original as this one, I usually do deep clean and maybe polishing compound followed by boiled linseed oil. But I always do all of this as part of prepping it for better resale. This isn't much different than that. Just no BLO and more brightwork. But my plan all along for this one was to prep it for sale. i don't have time to ship it before Christmas vacation, so it will be going on the auction block in January.
     
  7. Scribble

    Scribble

    Joined:
    May 14, 2013
    Messages:
    1,871
    Location:
    Boise, ID
    I love the looks of these Raleigh's. Super cool to see one thats this clean.
     
    kingfish254 likes this.
  8. Jaxon

    Jaxon

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,234
    Location:
    Sidney Center, New York
    Nice job on that chopper. I love seeing a bike deep cleaned and brought back to life.
     
    kingfish254 likes this.
  9. Chad T

    Chad T

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2014
    Messages:
    3,140
    Location:
    Columbus OH
    Nice that you did the full Kingfish photo shoot. She cleaned up great. Good luck with the sale of this gem.
     
    kingfish254 likes this.
  10. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    25,752
    Location:
    Historic Savannah
    SALE PENDING
     

Share This Page