Work on the Raleigh continues. But I thought I would make a brief comment regarding cotter pins, a subject that comes up frequently. I like to use the best pins I can get. That means either originals (whenever possible) or very finely made new ones.
You can even get them in French specs for your old French road bike.
I also will vouch for their cotter press, which I find solid and handy. I have several Raleighs around, and it's a great tool for extracting or resetting pins.
As a side note, during our most recent snow storm, I noticed that Robins really hate snow. Here is a whole bunch huddling at the edge of the Bike Shed trying to avoid the snow.