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 Post subject: What is it?
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Bought a Raleigh from the local bike shop about two years ago just because it looked 'right'.The bloke in the shop thought it was Raleigh's attempt at downhill racing.After the first time out it was obvious this is riding at another level.Only ride it locally down some very rutted tracks and lanes but it just floats,unlike my Shred. Can anyone help identify exactly what it is? It has very good spec,hope brakes and hubs,boxxer forks,X-lite bits etc.It has Mathew Farmer transfers on the top tube,who is he? I love the bike but it is a bugger on the hill back home.


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 Post subject: Re: What is it?
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:10 pm 
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Pics would help


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 Post subject: Re: What is it?
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:21 pm 
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Sorry, new to forum,dont know how to post pics yet


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 Post subject: Re: What is it?
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:03 pm 
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Sounds like it might be one of those RSP downhill rigs from the late 90's maybe.

Have a look at this thread viewtopic.php?f=6&t=199436

See comments from bikemeister2000 about half way down....


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 Post subject: Re: What is it?
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:28 pm 
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Matt Farmer was an old riding buddy waaay back in the day (before his Raleigh days). It'd be rad if you have one of his team bikes.


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 Post subject: Re: What is it?
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:42 pm 
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Is it the DHO in this thread?

viewtopic.php?t=160066&highlight=raleigh+1999


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 Post subject: Re: What is it?
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:51 pm 
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...or even the RSP in the link in my sig. below?


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 Post subject: Re: What is it?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:33 pm 
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South west! I think I know the answer. I guess its Matt farmer's dho and if its the one I'm thinking of you bought it from Soanes cycles?!


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