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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 10:58 pm 
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Another Raleigh.
This one is a Kellog's Pro Tour from 1989. Only middle of the Range, with Reynolds 501 tubing. But here's the thing.
It was won by the original owner as a prize and has spent its entire life in a shed, yesterday when I rode it home from London was its first long journey ever.
Some reasonable parts on it. Very early indexed mech, with a 6 speed freewheel, the original Raleigh tyres with absolutely no cracking of any kind on the sidewalls, possibly one of the last Weinmann brakes ever in a black anodised finish. Everything is perfect, apart from a couple of little spots.
About an inch too big for me, but lovely.


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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 11:39 pm 
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Congrats on the this nice find! When can we expect some pics?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:07 pm 
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Here you go!
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The beast. Don't you love the way it's all colour coordinated?
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Very early indexed DT levers
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Lovely engraved handlebars with matching stem
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Short reach anodised black Weinmanns; never seen these before
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Original Raleigh tyres in near perfect condition
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Selle San Marco saddle, amazingly comfy considering what it is


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Hi mate
That is lovely. Such pristine condition as well.
I'm not a big fan of Raleigh but that model could sway me, quite easily.
Enjoy your lucky find.
Jamie


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:42 am 
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Cheers!
Not sure what to do with it though. :?:
It is too nice; I'm worried about using it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:28 pm 
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chris667 wrote:
Cheers!
Not sure what to do with it though. :?:
It is too nice; I'm worried about using it.


Whatever the brand-snobs might say, Raleigh made some VERY nice bikes - even in the mid-ranges IMHO. And they were built to USE! Hard as the proverbial, especially in 501/531. As might expect, there are ones running round here that don't look as if they'd even move!


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:D nice time warp stuff, my trusty steed for yonks was a Raleigh Criterium.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:54 pm 
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it is mint...my old raleigh strada had a "custom" stem like that bike has...is that raleigh own brand?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:58 pm 
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It was on a lot of cheap/mid range bikes in the 80s and 90s.
Not exactly botique, but it does the job.


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it seemed to serve me well through a few bikes for years so cant grumble.....it polished up lovely too


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