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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:23 am 
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Those drop outs are awful & could easily be drilled out & edges filed round but then the frame had to be built to comply with the current HSE & EN standards/requirements in the new world of safety & insurance so Raleigh may have had no choice here... But agree the decals just don’t look right. Mine is a size 59 but I can’t see me building this up anytime soon & will remain in its box Certainly for at least another year as I can’t even fly out of here right now & my family also locked down in different parts of the world.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:34 am 
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With all the anticipation and excitement over the launch of the new Raleigh 753 how does it perform on the road... have Raleigh acheived their goal of putting a massive grin on the rider's face ?
https://youtu.be/LeXPB1eid3c


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:43 pm 
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Probably a silly question, but do Reynolds still exist?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:07 am 
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Rapparee87 wrote:
Probably a silly question, but do Reynolds still exist?


https://www.reynoldstechnology.biz/


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:10 pm 
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That's brilliant, I had no idea they were still going. Thank you.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:57 pm 
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Liking the latest video where it looks like Raleigh have royally screwed up on the geometry so every single frame will have a sloping top tube!!
If this is the case will there be a recall??

https://youtu.be/O6Ez4xPKNiM


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:52 pm 
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Nob wrote:
Liking the latest video where it looks like Raleigh have royally screwed up on the geometry so every single frame will have a sloping top tube!!
If this is the case will there be a recall??

https://youtu.be/O6Ez4xPKNiM


There are a combination of factors...

They have taken page 2 of a document with Joop's geometry which has 560 seat tube, but page 1 says that measurements are centre to centre. Raleigh have applied this 560 as centre to top.

They also have too long a head tube, maybe 10mm taller.

They also have a 45mm drop for the brake on the rear but 49mm on the front.

I need to do some accurate measurements, but they have a frame too tall at the front and too small at the rear which is giving a sloping top tube. Raleigh said they copied Joop's geometry but this looks like a screw up.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:36 pm 
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I was casually tempted to get one, glad I didn't now

I also think if it has definite nods to the 21st century, it won't be a wise investment. It needed to in effect be a BNIB original, albeit it was made this year


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:53 am 
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It looks like a huge fcuk up with No proper quality assurance & controls.... mine will definitely be staying in it’s box fully sealed... well I won’t be able to see it until at least April 2021 due to this pandemic & other issues....... could be an investment as a product that came with flaws....


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:55 am 
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pigman wrote:
I was casually tempted to get one, glad I didn't now

I also think if it has definite nods to the 21st century, it won't be a wise investment. It needed to in effect be a BNIB original, albeit it was made this year


I believe it had to meet the 21st century’s safety & health requirements along with insurance guidelines whatever they maybe...being built in the same century.......


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