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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:35 pm 
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up to date pic.... taken tonight


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:47 pm 
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Just put my team issue 550 back together, mostly m950 and m952. My old race wheels (hope/217) have long since gone and the rond forks are no longer serviceable. But managed to get it together and functioning.
Will try and get some photos up over the weekend.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:01 am 
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Its missing the original forks (quake air) that are in the attic, non-functional. Blew a seal in them, and couldn't get them repaired. Won't hold air anymore. 2003 RC36 stealth at 80mm on there now, spinning on a hope headset (the ones we got on the stock bikes only lasted a few weeks at best, so it had a WTB grease guard from another bike fitted, which lasted about 15 years, eventually).
Wheels (Hope/217, then goldtec/217) ended up on a mates bike, that got nicked. So some crossrides from a training bike on there now (IIRC a few team mates had the original crossmax as a standard fit, but with SIDs instead of the Ronds.)
Middleburn spider on there (and rings) the XTR ones lasted for ages (about a season), but at the thick end of 150 quid for a new set and a long wait for parts, i got that set for about 80 instead!
Rest of it is pretty much as it was when i last raced it at the Thetford NPS, 2001.
Probably didn't use the mud tyres tho ;o)

Got a "spare" v-brake only frame as well. Raced that in 98 and 99. Will be hanging it up on the wall once i get round to it :D

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:32 pm 
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Nice Bike mattr,

Seeing your pix has really made me want to dust the cobwebs off my bike and get out on it.. esp now the weather is getting better...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:22 pm 
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mattr wrote:
Just put my team issue 550 back together, mostly m950 and m952. My old race wheels (hope/217) have long since gone and the rond forks are no longer serviceable. But managed to get it together and functioning.
Will try and get some photos up over the weekend.



The Rond Quake Air are great forks, i only sold mine last year but you can get new seals from Magura service UK
About £20 a set i think :)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:10 am 
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mattr wrote:
Its missing the original forks (quake air) that are in the attic, non-functional. Blew a seal in them, and couldn't get them repaired. Won't hold air anymore. 2003 RC36 stealth at 80mm on there now, spinning on a hope headset (the ones we got on the stock bikes only lasted a few weeks at best, so it had a WTB grease guard from another bike fitted, which lasted about 15 years, eventually).
Wheels (Hope/217, then goldtec/217) ended up on a mates bike, that got nicked. So some crossrides from a training bike on there now (IIRC a few team mates had the original crossmax as a standard fit, but with SIDs instead of the Ronds.)
Middleburn spider on there (and rings) the XTR ones lasted for ages (about a season), but at the thick end of 150 quid for a new set and a long wait for parts, i got that set for about 80 instead!
Rest of it is pretty much as it was when i last raced it at the Thetford NPS, 2001.
Probably didn't use the mud tyres tho ;o)

Got a "spare" v-brake only frame as well. Raced that in 98 and 99. Will be hanging it up on the wall once i get round to it :D

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:02 am 
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ibbz wrote:
No images!!!
Weird, they were there yesterday!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:17 pm 
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Man, that looks stunning!
Stealthy and classy!
When did you race it?
And have you been riding it much?

I have the same frame - but mine has been stripped raw of paint and decals by a previous owner leaving only the RSP Head Badge.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:28 pm 
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ibbz wrote:
Man, that looks stunning!
Stealthy and classy!
When did you race it?
And have you been riding it much?

I have the same frame - but mine has been stripped raw of paint and decals by a previous owner leaving only the RSP Head Badge.
I rode for the raleigh factory team from about 98 or 99 to 2001 (when the team folded) this one was the race bike, i had another one for training (that i snapped and that was replaced) I started racing again when i emigrated, so it was pretty much untouched from 01 (when i quit) to about 07, then replaced in 09.
Still riding an old R700 custom and one of Nick Craigs old CX bikes as well (made by Raleigh, badged up as a diamond back, then rebadged as a raleigh for me to race on)
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:36 pm 
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Thanks for sharing that man, and the picture.
And glad to see more raleigh love, a shame the love is all that remains.

I reckon you should post this pic of you riding plus the bike on the dedicated thread - and have a good read of it too!
Loads of memories there. Did you know Steve (bikemeister2000 here) from RSP?

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