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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 9:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Raleigh Flyer

I'm having an on and off 'relationship' with a Raleigh Flyer pulled from a skip.
We are currently back on, I've actually finally stripped the Flyer and it's ready for it's respray.

Having been through http://www.hlloydcycles.com with a fine tooth comb, there just isn't any 'Flyer' decals.

Style wise the Flyer clearly was the template for the Raleigh Team Professional, decals available.
But with that being a far superior bike, it doesn't seem right to put those decals on a Flyer, or am I being too precious?

I'm also somewhat overwhelmed by the choice H Lloyd has on offer so I'm now pretty stumped as to what to put on.

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 10:01 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Being as its just a cheap run of the mill bike, I'be tempted to buy cheap but good decals off ebay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raleigh-bike- ... 45f8ee1559

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-Rale ... 3a803678c5


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 10:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Ahh that's a bit harsh.

I'd like it to look a bit special, after all it is 40+ years old.


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 11:02 pm 
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http://cyclomondo.net/page20.htm

Anything from Cyclomondo suit?

Shaun


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 11:02 pm 
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You could try and contact Greg Softly in Australia - he may either have some or be able to produce what you need - http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Cyclomondo?_rdc=1

or dizzybird - http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Dizzibird?_rdc=1

I have used both and they are good to deal with.

Richard


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:22 am 
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Have you spoke to Nick at HLloyd? He's doing me some decalsets that aren't on the list - I don't think it's a definitive list - worth a phone call or email.


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 2:12 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Well I've just about made my non 'flyer' choice.

In trying to remain in keeping with the era but generic instead of specific. I'm going for the 'Raleigh' 'International' look with a seattube Raleigh and 'made in England' chainstay.

How's that sound Raleigh experts, I'm so confused I'm surprised I haven't plumped for 'Grifter'.


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 3:48 pm 
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Just spoke to Nick regarding the work he's doing for me - mentioned the Raleigh flyer issue - there were two different versions, not sure which ones apply to your frame but he has some so if your interested I'd give him a call :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 4:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Oh blimey thanks for that, I'll get on it.


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 4:13 pm 
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No drama - take photos & email them over then give him a call :)


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