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 Post subject: Freebie Raleigh Elan
PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:48 pm 
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Got this from Freegle a couple of weeks ago, but haven't had the chance to do anything with it. It's hardly been ridden by the looks of it, but has got a few rusty fittings from sitting in a garage for many years. Just a clean and a bit of rust removal and it will be very nice.


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Blimey thats a result. Not a bad bike especially for free! Is it your size? It's quite big.


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knock 4lbs off the weight instantly by replacing the rings, 130bcd btw.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:20 pm 
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Yes it's my size, which is a result and a half. What are the odds of finding such a tidy bike in the right size?

As for the rings I actually like Biopace rings, but I'm thinking of converting the Raleigh to fixed and moving some of the redundant parts over to my Pug. The Pug has the nicer frame, but I don't think much to the Huret mechs and the Weinmann brakes are pretty duff too. The Shimano brakes on the Raleigh came as quite a surprise after getting used to the Weinmanns.

Here's the £40 Pug in question also in 501. I must take some pics of the freebie Dawes Sterling I got last year.


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