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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:03 pm 
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This bike was mine 20 years ago, then my Sister and then my Mum.
It's been sat in the shed, I did have it out a year or so ago but going to give it a good lubricate and clean up :)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:56 pm 
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I do enjoy a good refurb' 8). Are you a tall family?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:03 pm 
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More like 22 years thinking about it.

The bike was always used with the seat right down..

It was sized at local bike shop, I think it was normal to have the seat right down in 1991.

Just taken it round the block, rides great after all these years, gears work, brakes work.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:21 pm 
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Pretty sure the early Raleighs only came in 21" or 23" 8)

I remember secretly wishing my parents had bought me a Massif instead of a Montage - although I can't remember why, as the spec on yours looks almost identical! Maybe I was just jealous of the mauve fade :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:29 pm 
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Montage was blue wasn't it?

My mate had the purple Mirage?

You love my mauve fade :lol:

Only marks are from my Sister's bike lock when she rode it into work.

Raleigh ownership went:

Lizard, Massif, Peak (pink one) Summit.
Peak went back to the shop, it kept going wrong, I think it was cursed or something.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:10 pm 
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Montage was the same colour as the 'turquoise' bits on your Massif. Had real 80s-style graphics too :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:24 pm 
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If you wanted a Massif over a Montage then it was the paint scheme you were after. A Massif was high tensile steel throughout, a Montage at least had a Reynolds 501 main triangle and possibly fork.
Our MacRetro member 'Big Eck' rode one around the Lake Distric National meet in 2012
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Think it/he won 'Spirit of the Ride' 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:48 pm 
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I know Big Eck had one.
Seen posts before about it.
I know he's only had his a couple of years but wanted one because he had one years ago.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:55 am 
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Had spare 10 mins so started to take it apart a bit.


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