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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:02 pm 
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Hi everyone, I thought I would share my projects with you guys as I was after a retro mtb a while ago and you guys were very helpful even though I couldn't find what I was after :?

They are R gusseted mk1 pro burner's in factory red dressed in gold and yellow. These are a bit of a mystery why they are red/gold as the UK spec ones are chrome/blue. I can't find any history or info on these anywhere :(

Here is a pic that the seller posted on Burnerworld that a friend of mine saw and dibbed it for me


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I became friends with the seller on facebook and found some wonderful pics of himself and his Dad riding them around Hong Kong


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These are pics that of what the seller was willing to sell from the 2 bikes after he split them.


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This shows the condition of the 2 frames. One was really bad with heavy rusting and the other was good enough to make a great survivor.


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Collecting Nos parts was not easy!


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One was quickly made into a rider for a Nottingham Halloween ride.


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And the other was stripped down and sent to a very good mate Mark (oldboyburner)


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To which he researched the paint for hours and came across a 1980's colour that Honda used to spray there bikes with. (100% match and sprayed in 3 layers the same as the Bmx) He proceeded to do lots of tests to get the perfect way of laying the paint on.



Sand blasted


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Base coat


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Silver


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Candy Red


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I sent the original crank, seat post and some 7x wheels I sourced off to be re-anode and chromed


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Whilst waiting for other work to be done I sorted new decals and started adding parts.


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Fresh parts arrived back and i proceeded with the builds


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And here they are finally finished ready for the biggest raleigh burner show. Burnerbash12 next weekend.



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Sorry to go on a bit, I'm not very good with words but I hope you've enjoyed my projects. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:23 pm 
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ABSOLUTLLY FRICKING SWEET :shock:

I know about these bikes and saw then when they first ti=urned up on the scene - NO one had seen a Pro Burner of this colour before and let alone two of them :shock:

I own a Pro Burner (have had two) and these are the top of the line from Raleigh that was sold - now believed to be only 54(ish) left in the world

so you can understand that these two are very very rare and look so sweet :twisted:

great to see the pic's from start to finish 8)

love the teen wolf as well :lol: 8)

TOP BUILDS - WELL DONE :twisted:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:27 pm 
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Thanks Bendycat. I've only seen 3 including these 2. Wish I could find some history :?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:36 pm 
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When you say three - do you mean reds ?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:38 pm 
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BENDYCAT ELEVENTEEN wrote:
When you say three - do you mean reds ?


Yep :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:13 pm 
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8) Completely awesome!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:14 pm 
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That is ace!

And going by what bendy says shouldnt it be in a museum!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:53 pm 
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Thanks guys and do you know how I would go about showing it in a museum?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:59 pm 
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Little update how the riders is looking now! I've added some skyway tuff 1's with a coaster brake.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:22 pm 
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look cool as


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