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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:52 pm 
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Location: Perthshire, Scotland, UK
UPDATED!!!

This gem has stayed in my garage for too long and has to go... It's been rarely used and in dry storage throughout it's life- I've just finished cleaning it up and it's looking great. The details are as follows:

Late 70s/Early 80s Raleigh Arena Racer-Racing-Touring Bike

~23" Frame (Measured approximately)
-5 speed Raleigh Gears
-Michelin World Tour tyres (good tread) 32-597 / 26x1 1/4"
-Weinmann Brakes - Front: Type 730; Rear: Type 810 (Brake blocks barely worn)
-Weinmann Dia Compe Brake Levers
-Original Brooks B18 Saddle!
-Sturmey Archer Hubs and Pedals with orange reflectors (probably Chainring & Guard too)
-Possibly Easton cranks ('E' stamp shown);if not, Sturmey Archer

Raleigh Frame Number: NN0014496

Condition notes:
-Scuff marks on top rear of saddle (ask for photo...)
-Decals/Stickers torn in places
-Frame has some small scratches and chips in the paintwork
-Chrome showing some cracking on rims, particularly on the front

To the best of my knowledge this bike is 100% ORIGINAL- it's a great looking (and running) racer or runabout that with care and maintenance will last another 30 years.

See attached photos... I can send further photos if interested- any questons, just get in touch.

I'm looking for £55 but any offers are welcome.

Or place a bid: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Classic-Raleigh-Arena-Racer-Racing-Touring-Bike_W0QQitemZ180366605652QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Bikes_GL?hash=item29feaffd54&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1688%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

Local pick-up within Perthshire/Stirling is preferable but courier delivery can be arranged for at an agreed price.

All the best! [/url]


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File comment: Chrome work is still in good condition...
Chainring... - Copy.JPG
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File comment: The original Brooks B18...
Original Brooks B18 - Copy.JPG
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File comment: Rear Rim- front is in slightly worse condition (ask for info, photos...)
Raleigh Rim R - Copy.JPG
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:08 pm 
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sorry but to be blunt theres very little value to your bicycle - if it had Reynolds tubing or was built by a well known frame builder, it might have some interest.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:39 pm 
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Theres a "For Sale" section, try listing it there.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:47 pm 
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Location: Perthshire, Scotland, UK
Thanks guys,

For all I know it might have Reynolds tubing... Even if it doesn't, with the differences between price and value, value and worth... I hope it finds an owner who can at least appreciate and enjoy it. As I stated, any and all offers are very welcome.

Regarding the 'For Sale' section- I've already noticed my mistake and submitted a post there. Seeing the 'For Sale - 57CM GIOS TORINO...' advertisement here made me post in this section.

If you could tell me how to delete this post I'd appreciate it- I can only see the edit option available which, I think, would leave a blank post...?

Cheers.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:30 pm 
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It is okay. You will be the last one who put a bike up for sale here.

Good luck with the sale.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:04 am 
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I haven't seen one of those in years - when I was at school it was the bike everyone seemed to have. I have a Halfords Olympic (bought secondhand from a shop on the Caledonian Road) and always felt jealous of the Arena...except I had the cool double chainring on the front.


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