Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:43 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:02 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:56 pm
Posts: 4
I own a totally original Ilkeston raleigh 753 road race bike in the red yellow & black team colours. I bought the frame new when I was sixteen 28 years ago. Its equipped with a pair of Pete Matthews 28 spoke sprint wheels, has a campag. record head set, Campag record crank with super record chain rings and a 16-20t six speed sprocket. I rode it in a 25 mile time trial once and it was like nothing I had ever ridden before. It was so responsive, it felt like every ounce of effort was going directly onto the road. Unfortunately shortly after due to serious illness, the bike ended up in my mothers attic, where it stayed for 28 years. I had always intended to return to cycling but as time went on things changed. Career, family etc.
I have now decided its time to part with my beloved raleigh and was wondering if anyone on the forum would like to give it a good home and finally get the enjoyment it was built for. I have no idea of the value of the bike. Apart from the alloy parts showing a little tarnish the frame is absolutely mint.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:56 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:19 pm
Posts: 7006
Location: Odense, Denmark
size? I might be interested if it's 53/54cm


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:57 pm 
Pumpy's Bear
Pumpy's Bear
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:03 pm
Posts: 8145
Location: Hereford
From the description I'd definitely be keen if it's a big un i.e. 24" to 25" or around 60cm in metric.

Perhaps more importantly, any chance of posting a photo?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:20 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:56 pm
Posts: 4
Sorry I forgot to mention the frame size.
its 22 1/2"
I'm 6' and I used to ride 23" frames but found I liked a smaller frame but used a longer stem.
Haven't got a photo just now but I'll take some pictures this weekend and post them.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:20 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:56 pm
Posts: 4
If you want to see some pics. See mt listing on Ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :IT&ih=007


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: MSNbot Media, Webskipper and 27 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group