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 Post subject: RALEIGH RECORD SPRINT
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:55 pm 
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Raleigh Record Sprint

A very rare classic in excellent condition with all original parts in perfect working order.

You will not find a better example of this 1980's vintage road bike

Reynolds 501 frame. Suntour group set.

Stunning black & gold colour scheme.

Mavic wheels.

Link here to photos http://www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/bicycles/4738700


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:26 pm 
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Do I spy another Record Sprint with a 25" frame? :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:01 pm 
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Robbied196 wrote:
Do I spy another Record Sprint with a 25" frame? :lol:

Don't say ow't like that Rob ! I made a comment once about a big framed bike and the chump took offence by it and offered to beat me up.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:05 pm 
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I was in Mercians shop on Saturday.They have just built a frame for a chap who is over 7 foot tall. So 25 " looks small next to it i can tell you.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:39 am 
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You spy correct Robbied196, 25 inch frame. We all must have been much taller back in the eighties!!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:38 pm 
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Well we'd grow into it ;)

There was not the craze to have the saddle so much higher than the bars as there is today. At one point in history it was fashionable to have both bars and saddle all the way down in the frame....


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:02 pm 
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Took it for a spin yesterday. Surprisingly it was quite comfortable for me(5ft 9) after I climbed onboard using a ladder.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:25 pm 
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i am also 5'9" and have always ridden a 21.5" road bike since i was 14/15 years old.

i recently got a 25" raleigh competition 531 and i find the extra size no problem at all (except when its really windy, i'd rather be on my lower bike!)

it took me a few days to get used to getting on/off it, but now it doesnt even cross my mind. its probably done me good getting used to stretch over it further!

that is a lovely RRS by the way :)


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