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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:57 pm 
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Just noticed the tyres on it! About the best thing on it :wink:

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... Googlebase


By the way Raleigh have lost the plot and to be unable to buy one in 'your' size is ridiculous.


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chris667 wrote:
It's come out wrong. But not as wrong as the new Clubman.

Cynical, and ugly, and why I'm not interested in modern bikes.


Raleigh have been doing this sort of thing for ever, hardly a new trick for them. This is clearly far superior to the gas pipe bikes they did in Ti livery BiTD. Could be better though...


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At least the gas pipe frames had components of a similar quality so it was a balanced spec, the components on this bike warrant a 631/725 tubing set.

The problem nowadays is that modern "integrated" components don't tend to come cheap.

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Looks to be a poor man's version of the route Falcon took with their Holdsworth Professional replica, which has a much better spec even though it ain't exactly cheap.

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Ian Raleigh wrote:
Just noticed the tyres on it! About the best thing on it :wink:

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... Googlebase


By the way Raleigh have lost the plot and to be unable to buy one in 'your' size is ridiculous.


The wheel package looks pretty sound as a whole. It's everything else (exception no.2 - Athena brake calipers aren't bad either) that lets it down as a £2k bike.

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chris667 wrote:
It's come out wrong. But not as wrong as the new Clubman.


From the Raleigh website, I can see what you mean! Chainset looks all wrong (Stronglight Impact would've fitted in better) and the coloured mudguards seem a bit naff.

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John wrote:
Raleigh have been doing this sort of thing for ever, hardly a new trick for them. This is clearly far superior to the gas pipe bikes they did in Ti livery BiTD. Could be better though...


But at least they were honest. Not exactly cheap, I grant you, but still affordable.

This is the price of a custom steel frame in better steel. I would feel ripped off if I'd paid the same price as a Mercian for some anonymous, far eastern made crap.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:15 pm 
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Ian Raleigh wrote:

I would rather try and get an original TI Raleigh than that peice of shite and just look at it with those black hubs :oops:


HEAR, HEAR!!

and what on EARTH is "525" tubing?!

amusing how their spiel says "The frame and fork are 100% Raleigh designed"..

funny how they didn't say where they are MADE!!

sweet and sour pork, hong kong style and a portion of fried rice please..

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ahh, so!! 525 is like the old 531

http://www.argoscycles.com/reynolds.htm

back in the day the equivalent team replica sold for £495 - i wonder how that equates to the £2000 asking price for the new one?!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:33 pm 
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Gas pipes and that.

It makes use of the available stuff - which shows that the stuff available isn't any use for a bike like this.

They should have pushed Campag for re-issue hubs, and they must still have stocks of alloy TT bar-end levers which can convert to down tube shifters quite easily - they are almost identical to C-Record. Campag do standard brake levers to match.

Its a Frankenstein - they might find a market in the US.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:46 pm 
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i think i'll just stick with my old 753..

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