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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:15 pm 
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Hi, i recently rescued an old raleigh team banana and tried to do it up myself. unfortunately i have no idea about what crank i can use on it. ive been informed in the its the Paul sherwin model?? Any help or advice is greatly appreciated :)

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:21 pm 
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Welcome :)

Does the frame and forks look like this ?

http://www.hilarystone.com./images/sale ... a-531C.jpg

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:44 pm 
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mine only has one bottle holder section not 2


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:56 pm 
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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=105569

does it look like the one above then ? does the rear mech hang off a separate hanger like the first pic or does it screw onto the dropout itself...

Just trying to work out what you have :D

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:10 pm 
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Regardless of which model it is (other than whether it is worth investing a lot or little money) you require an English threaded bottom bracket and as long as that matches the crank you choose everything should be fine.

If yours has a half black top tube it's the cheap model. Does it have a sticker saying what the tubing is? Good one is Reynolds low one is 18-23 hi-ten.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:37 pm 
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If it's the "cheap" Raleigh copy will it have a 26TPI Raleigh bottom bracket ?

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Pretty sure that Raleigh had dropped them by then....but yes good point worth checking.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:48 am 
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thing is before realising i knew nothing about the bike i noticed the frame and stickers were terrible..so being a painter & decorator naturally my top prioriety was to strip it right back and re-spray the frame so as it stands its just a pure white frame with no stickers on it so i havent got a clue but from whats been said...i reckon its the cheap one. roughly how much would a bottom bracket and crank cost roughly??


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:36 pm 
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Post up a pic of the bits :)

My dad was a painter and decorator :) sprayed all my balsa models as a kid.........what a star :)

£20 should buy something for the legs to spin around.

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As originality is no longer an issue, why not try a thread in the wanted section? I'm pretty sure someone will come up with the goods, and £20 should cover a suitable crank...

Good luck with the build, post some pics up when you get a chance!


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