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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:02 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Welcome aboard everyone!
Posts some pictures, jump straight in as we are for the main a friendly bunch ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:43 pm 
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Here's a picture of my 1988/89 Peugeot Traithlon and currently the only picture I have of the 1985 Guerciotti since it was finished.


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File comment: 1988/89 Peugeot Triathlon with Shimano 105 (1050) and Campy hubs with Sun wheels
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:03 pm 
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Hi all I’m Greg from East Sussex,
Currently own 6 road bikes 2 modern 4 oldies

Oldies are,

Falcon Triomphe, 531c tubing with full Campagnolo Triomphe groupset

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Bottecchia ( unsure which model ) Columbus SL tubing with Shimano 105 group set

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Joe Waugh frame, 531c tubing with Columbus dropouts with Campagnolo Athena groupset

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Lastly french Sutter frame, unknown model actually don’t know anything about it lol

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:59 pm 
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Hi Greg,
Nice collection. A fair range in frame sizes by the look of it. Can you ride them all?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:03 am 
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DKimberley wrote:
Hi Greg,
Nice collection. A fair range in frame sizes by the look of it. Can you ride them all?


Cheers :) yeah there are a fair range of sizes I brought the Bottecchia blind and only when it arrived it was miles to big so that will be up for sale shortly, the falcon I mostly ride which I took to Switzerland back in the summer for a vintage sportive.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:23 pm 
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Hi all,

I’m Brett (Buff) from Cape Town South Africa. After being an avid cyclist for many years of both road & mtb, I recently started restoring steel vintage bikes as a hobby and the bug has bitten me in a big way. I’m mostly focusing on racing bikes built in South Africa of which there are quite a few and they are generally of good quality.

I’m currently busy with this Raleigh from what I can gather is the mid 70’s. The bike was built at the old Raleigh factory in Springs, SA. It has a mixed bag of components on it including a Huret groupset and Mafac brake levers and calipers. Probably not what you’re used to seeing on a Raleigh built in England.

Looking forward to learning and sharing with you lot who seem extremely knowledgeable on vintage bikes.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:40 pm 
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Buff_SA wrote:
I recently started restoring steel vintage bikes as a hobby and the bug has bitten me in a big way.

My commiserations, my wallet and I both feel your pain.

Yes it is very addictive and my very full garage and sheds are testament to that, If I could only get over my separation anxiety when letting them go and sell a few I'd be fine. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:32 pm 
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Hi Brett,
Welcome aboard! Interesting to see how bikes built in SA differ to UK built bikes. I didn’t even know Raleigh had a factory there. I wonder how much autonomy they had.
David


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:41 am 
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Thanks for the welcome.

I’m not sure David but I imagine a fair amount as they did the actual frame building here as well. All the Raleigh’s I’ve owned were built in Springs including my Chopper which I recently restored. Here’s what the Springs headset badge looks like.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:10 pm 
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Buff_SA wrote:
Thanks for the welcome.

I’m not sure David but I imagine a fair amount as they did the actual frame building here as well. All the Raleigh’s I’ve owned were built in Springs including my Chopper which I recently restored. Here’s what the Springs headset badge looks like.

From a UK perspective that is really cool, how far up the food chain did the SA built frames go?


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