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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:06 pm 
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Temporarily (?) withdrawn from sale as I decided to sort out the minor issues. May list for sale with revised price once sorted.

In two minds about this - it's a actually a really nice riding bike. I found it has a very solid, planted, but fast feel to it. Frame feels really stiff, but nonetheless it's obviously steel, and comfy. It's a mile muncher, I think. I wouldn't say my Orange C16R is miles better but given what I've put into that bike I have to hang on to it, and as such this Raleigh serves no useful purpose... so one of you lucky Retrobikers is in line to get a bargain!

Hand-built in England by Raleigh Special Products, 7 cro-moly tubes and mostly Deore LX bits. This is one of the last of the hand built bikes from Nottingham. Wheels have LX hubs with Mavic 238 rims. Bike appears mostly original (see link below for brochure)

http://veterancycleclublibrary.org.uk/n ... ary%29.pdf

I got cheap it in barely-ridable condition due to faulty Alivio shifters, which I replaced with a pair of decent used LX ones. I also fitted the tyres pictured as the originals were knackered - the current ones are usable and have plenty of tread but some cracks.

I have stolen the LX chainset and put it in my parts stash. Currently the CPI chainset pictured above is fitted - it could do with a new middle ring. I am happy to swap the original chainset back for £30 (i.e. £80 all-in with the original chainset as pictured). Depends what your plans are!

Generally the bike appears to be a low-mileage/well-maintained machine - chain, cassette, pulley wheels etc only show minor wear. Saying that, in the interest of total transparency, the front hub is a bit rough and needs a rebuild, brake pads should ideally be replaced, middle ring (on CPI chainset) is worn and needs replacing. The original LX chainset is fine. Note also that the freehub ratchet/pawls did seize up when the bike was in storage, although they seem to be fine now following a lube and some exercise.

Collection only from London N4. It should get you home if your legs are up to it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:53 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:39 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:01 pm 
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BUMP again


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:41 pm 
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can i check the bike this weekend?
highly interested

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:41 pm 
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Still got this. BUMP for a bargain.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:23 pm 
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Interested in your bike. Does it have the eyelets for a rear rack? Cheers.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:32 pm 
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Lovely bike for a great price. Tempted:D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:52 pm 
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capitanfigueras wrote:
Does it have the eyelets for a rear rack?


It does!

Tricky1977 wrote:
Lovely bike for a great price.


Thanks - I agree. Can't keep them all though, and this deserves to be ridden... not just sat in my shed.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:59 pm 
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Thanks for the quick response. You around this weekend so I can kick the tyres?


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