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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:53 pm 
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Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:29 pm
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I have stumbled into retro road bike ownership after coming across a Team Raleigh 1990 "banana" unexpectedly at a charity bike collection and rebuild centre. I am not a big cyclist but I just liked the look of it so decided to buy it to tidy it up and get it running nicely. I am used to full restos of motorcycles but realise my knowledge of cycles needs improving.....that's where you guys come in, I hope you will be able to answer my questions :)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:31 pm 
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Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:59 pm
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Welcome wizbit,
More learned members will no doubt follow,
Many vintage and classic Raleigh aficionados on here to proffer advice.
Meanwhile………
Ask away!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:38 pm 
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Thank you.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:16 pm 
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Hello everyone ,just joined the forum ,been restoring old bikes for a couple of years ,so far I have a 1953 Rudge 3speed gents ,a 1981 Carlton Corsair , a 1982 Hercules Sports 3speed and the one I like to riding the most a 1952 Raleigh Lenton .Also I am currently restoring a 1952 Hill Special Road/Path . Got back into cycling around 1991 but lost interest in modern bikes recently and then I found the joy of bringing a old bike back to life .


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:33 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:03 pm
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Location: held captive by baby haggis in a cave in Scotland
Welcome Lenny, wizbit and others. :)
Good to have you and your experience on board, plenty of things going on so don't be shy just jump right in and make yourselves at home.

Jamie


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:01 am 
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Location: North Notts
Hi
This my first post in about 5 or 6 years, so I'll introduce my self properly this time.
I retired early a couple of years ago and got back into vintage road bikes as a hobby (remembering my days of time trialing and club riding in the late 1960s) and it's now almost taken over - I'm sure you can sympathise with me!
I'm now continually in the garage rebuilding bikes, mainly because I love restoring them from what is sometimes a pile of rust, but I also sell them when finished or keep them to ride occasionally.
Pride of the fleet at the moment are my Raleigh Record Aces (3 from the 1950s and 1 from the 1930s), but I'm also currently restoring a 1930s Vindec Model X, a 1930s Selbach and a 1984 Raleigh Sirocco.
At heart I'm Raleigh man - I also have a Dynatech, 3 RSP MTBs and a 1953 lugless Claude Butler for good measure.
Looking forward to joining in some of the chats and I will post a few pics when I can remember how to do it.

Best regards to all
Tony


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:57 am 
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Location: held captive by baby haggis in a cave in Scotland
Welcome back Tony.
Sounds like a great collection you've got going there. Stick some photos up when you get a chance and/or start a thread or two in the readers rides section :)

Jamie


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:05 pm 
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Hi all,

I just registered after lurking on here on and off for a while.. I have a healthy obsession with steel framed bikes.. plenty in my stable.. My best is a 1992 Bianchi Reparto Corse which is a very usable neo retro build running 11 speed Campag chorus.. I also have 3 genesis and a couple of old ones.. a nice viscount fixie and a old Peugeot super competition..


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:17 am 
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Beautiful Bianchi :)

Jamie


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:31 am 
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Many thanks. It was a surprise from my wife for my 40th..


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