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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:04 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:14 pm
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Location: North Lancs
First ride out since resto (inspired by many on this site) and rebuild of my old Raleigh, not purist correct by any means but this is my favorite bike to ride by a long way. Running mostly Shimano 600 Tri-colour, with Mavic open 4 Cd wheels on tricolour hubs. It's an 8 speed and works perfectly.
The saddle is comfy and was a temp fix...but I now think it will stay...
The bar tape needs sorting and need to find a 600 stem.

Will probably use this bike for tour round the Highlands and Islands this summer, my modern bikes seem really harsh to ride now compared to this.

Cheers for lookin


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:24 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:24 pm
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Lovely. Nice and clean.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:00 pm 
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Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:47 am
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Location: The South Coast's Premier Dump
Very nice. Is it the original colour? If not it must be very close. I remember that the Raleigh silver/blue of the early 80's had a really expensive look to it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:44 pm 
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Looks very nice indeed


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:40 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
That’s a really simple understated classy looking bicycle.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:30 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:14 pm
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Location: North Lancs
Thanks for the comments.

@peetee it was silver and blue, at repsray time I decided to just go with the silver, was a little worried it might look a bit boring but I think looks just right somehow.

On the look out for some better bars and a 600 tricolour stem to finish it off.

Cheers

Steve


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:19 pm 
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Lovely! Bet the frame was made in Worksop ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:29 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: North Lancs
Thanks Ian, it probably was, it's definately a lightweight


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