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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:08 pm 
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Hi folks,
I picked this bike up at a local sale at the weekend with the intention of stripping it for parts. When I got it home and gave it a clean and put some air in the tyres it was in such original condition that its seems a shame to ruin what is a nice retro mountain bike...

It is a Raleigh Mirage, 1990 I think, hand made with Reynolds 501 tubing and as far as I can tell it is in pretty original spec including all the Shimano LX kit that these bikes came with. It even has the Raleigh sticker on the seat tube.

I have done nothing to it other than wash it , the gears and brakes work but not very well, there is some wear to the saddle and the pedals. It is not immaculate but the paintwork is good and overall it is in pretty good shape.

Is anyone on here interested at £80 collected. Happy to help with courier if required.

Sorry I should have said that it is 51cm bb centre to top of seat tube.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:45 pm 
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nice colour :D


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:36 am 
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Yep. Looks pretty original to me apart from the obvious tyre and orange chainstay protector.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:28 am 
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What about the rear wheel. Should it be QR?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:58 am 
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Good spot!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:24 pm 
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hernehill69 wrote:
What about the rear wheel. Should it be QR?


Nope, nutted was original on these.

Carl.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:04 pm 
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///nostalgic moment///

Looks like a twentyone inch - suitable for age seven and up as I recall from an old Raleigh dealer near me... :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:09 pm 
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51cm - 20ins you'd have to be a pretty big 7 year old I reckon!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:09 am 
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Ok now on Ebay....SOLD!


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