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 Post subject: noob with age q
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:47 pm 
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hi all, ive got a raleigh mustang in pink lol, its abig bike about 20inch or so just trying to fig out if its old or not, looks stock bar rear pads have been changed


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 Post subject: Re: noob with age q
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:16 pm 
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A pic would be useful.


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 Post subject: Re: noob with age q
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:17 pm 
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benjy wrote:
hi all, ive got a raleigh mustang in pink lol, its abig bike about 20inch or so just trying to fig out if its old or not, looks stock bar rear pads have been changed



Yes it's old. not sure if the mustang went beyond 1992. pink faded to white?


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 Post subject: Re: noob with age q
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:20 pm 
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thats the one , will find a pic


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 Post subject: Re: noob with age q
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:25 pm 
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thats the beast, rode it other day was nice bar its bit big for me as am only about 5'9 lol


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 Post subject: Re: noob with age q
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:47 pm 
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Ahhh had one of those as my first MTB although it was a pile of cack! I would say 1988....


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 Post subject: Re: noob with age q
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:58 pm 
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Welcome .

That's way too big indeed. However the good news is that you can get them cheap, so it shouldn't be too difficult to get one that fits you.

Mind you, these bikes are expensive to run. Not in parts, but you'll be charged extra by the council for all the roadworks they need to do whenever you ride it anywhere. (Most roads are only built with anything up to heavy trucks in mind, so they can't withstand a Raleigh.)


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 Post subject: Re: noob with age q
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:02 pm 
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In short get rid! spend under £100 and get something far far better, lighter and more reliable! I had one back in the day and in the space of a year had several BB's a broken crank arm, rear axle, pedals, headset, and the wheels are heavier Iron Maiden!


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 Post subject: Re: noob with age q
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:18 am 
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lol, thanks all, its going soon but enjoyed having a few rides on it, looking at another Raleigh tomorow, a cromo lll in red with rockshocks think there judys, looks a 80s / 90s bike anyone had one?


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