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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:12 pm 
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Joined: Tue May 12, 2009 1:22 am
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Location: Tri State
This was my dream frame as a 12 year old in Belfast. I bought it two years ago when I decided that none of the custom builders I was looking at got me as excited as this old gem. It took me ages to track it down; finally finding it in Canada. I built it with semi-correct Campagnolo... though a purist will spot the odd ball mix n' match. Sorry the picture is crappy. I had just returned from wringing myself out on New Jersey's version of the Alps... (a whopping six mile climb :roll: ) on a typically hot Summer day. The bike rides very nicely and hasn't lost anything in the 26 years since it was first sold.

I've picked up a modern Bianchi so I can put the Raleigh away in bad weather.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:45 pm 
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Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:04 pm
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Location: Way Up In The Norfolk Mountains
Nice to see one in such good condition.

One of Raleigh's most iconic and distinctive paint jobs. I had a replica version for my first decent road bike as a teenager... think it was called a Europa.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:13 pm 
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Location: North Ayrshire
god it's amazing the sight of something like this does to your brain!! was it a custom built frame or off the shelf, do you know?

lovely!

rusty :)


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