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 Post subject: Re: Sun 'Misty'
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:42 pm 
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Don't leave your bike in stokes croft for too long!


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 Post subject: Re: Sun 'Misty'
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:00 pm 
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the only place I had a bike stolen from was College Green - I thought it'll be safe there opposite the Royal Hotel on a sunny Sunday afternoon.


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 Post subject: Re: Sun 'Misty'
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:59 pm 
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wurzelmike wrote:
the only place I had a bike stolen from was College Green - I thought it'll be safe there opposite the Royal Hotel on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

My office is round the back of old market - another good place to lose your bike! Lock mine in the office!


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 Post subject: Re: Sun 'Misty'
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:17 am 
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Some images in my current Sun Snipe build you may find interesting...

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=257059


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 Post subject: Re: Sun 'Misty'
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:42 am 
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Nice to see someone rescuing something that could have ended up as scrap.Cheap and mass produced in the 60s had a different meaning to cheap and mass produced now so worth saving.Its possible to do a great deal with elbow grease and looking out for parts on Retrobike site - I've just built up an 80s Raleigh frame into a very decent everyday bike for less than 30 quid.Your frame is very much nicer than mine!


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 Post subject: Re: Sun 'Misty'
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:30 pm 
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Thanks for the comments everyone. So far the bikes' been cleaned, had a little polish with some 'Wilkinson's' home brand 'T-cut' and sprayed a couple of times with clear coat.
It's spent a week having the BB soaked in WD-40 and now just new a new set of bearings before putting things back together.

The - 'just a quick clean-up' never really happened :D

I've just come across my first picture of a Sun Mist, it's on e-bay at the moment but lacks the cool top gear lever and the rack. But seems to be in its original state, and from the same era..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-SUN-M ... 2ec8efa342

@ Spokesmann - thanks for the link, I came across your page while a-googling 'Sun Mist' but got kinda jealous by the quality of your frame, a different league from the Mist. We do seem to share the same brakes though, and it appears they were used on the Dawes Galaxy right up until the late '80's. So there's some class in my bike :D

I'll post a couple of pics when things get put back together,

All the best, Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Sun 'Misty'
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:56 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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wurzelmike wrote:
Thanks for the comments everyone. So far the bikes' been cleaned, had a little polish with some 'Wilkinson's' home brand 'T-cut' and sprayed a couple of times with clear coat.
It's spent a week having the BB soaked in WD-40 and now just new a new set of bearings before putting things back together.

The - 'just a quick clean-up' never really happened :D

I've just come across my first picture of a Sun Mist, it's on e-bay at the moment but lacks the cool top gear lever and the rack. But seems to be in its original state, and from the same era..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-SUN-M ... 2ec8efa342

@ Spokesmann - thanks for the link, I came across your page while a-googling 'Sun Mist' but got kinda jealous by the quality of your frame, a different league from the Mist. We do seem to share the same brakes though, and it appears they were used on the Dawes Galaxy right up until the late '80's. So there's some class in my bike :D

I'll post a couple of pics when things get put back together,

All the best, Mike



The frame is nice, not mint but presentable, must have looked wonderful back in the day!


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 Post subject: Re: Sun 'Misty'
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:21 pm 
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keithglos wrote:
Clearly you have a Raleigh mass produced in the Carlton factory. I didn't know they used standard raleigh fork crown. I would not waste money on it, but it may well be servicable.
I suppose a Carlton lover will appear soon and say its marvellous.
Keith



Suppose that would be me? :|


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 Post subject: Re: Sun 'Misty'
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:31 pm 
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yea must be you!


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 Post subject: Re: Sun 'Misty'
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:08 pm 
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nice to know that I'm not the only one with an eye for a Sun bike


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