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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:04 pm 
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the castorama raleighs in 531/653/753 had the shot-in seat cluster, which were renowned for breaking. My mate broke 2. Each were replaced quibble free, but he somehow lost confidence and sold it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:39 pm 
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My 653 doesn't have shot in stays, it does however have Giro winner sticker :D

I built it up with the 7 speed Dura Ace groupset of the age, Mavic GEL280 rims, cinelli bars and stem and rolls saddle. a few years later had added some 8 speed STI which no longer work very well over the 7 speed cassette. Seems I'm going to need a new hub and modern cassette to get the STI working as the Dura Ace 7 speed cassette is not compatible with anything else :?

I may just return to the downtube shifters. Will post a picture when it's sorted either way.
By the way, contacted Raleigh about replacement stickers as I have another frame thats in need of renovation and fancied another Castorama, however Raleigh don't keep them anymore. :(


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:43 pm 
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Meant to add that I've also got a tatty Road Ace frameset, from memory it was the first version of the Road Ace, had 600ex aero equipment on it.

Lastly have a Dynatech low profile frameset with 26inch front wheel. It's the purple one (in case there were others) Is there a market for such an item?


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