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 Post subject: Raleigh team banana
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:15 am 
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Just been given this raleigh team banana bike really chuffed with it, nice clean condition and brand new schwalbe blizzard sports!I needed a road bike for my first attempt at a sprint triathlon in leeds and this will be my bike!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:09 am 
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lovely of someone to give it to you, even the basic 18-23 ones like yours (and mine!) are fetching a ton these days... I was also given one by my cousin a few years back and use it now as a single speed... so cool BITD and still now, the black stem is wicked... mine's dropped a couple of pounds in weight (along with all it's gears!) and, after several incarnations, runs 52/18 on 23mm tyres with some radial spoked wheels off a modern Giant. Goes like the clappers, for a hack, and always raises a smile :D

yours must be the 25" size, it's huge :shock: are the rims alloy? also, think they look much nicer with an alloy microadjust post, fluted :wink: aside from the tyres, bar wrapping and saddle yours looks all original too!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:33 am 
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Yeah its the 25" version godd job too as im 6ft 3. Its pretty much all original as are the wheels which are chromed with a bit of pitting and rust. I will get round to tidying it up but want to keep it pretty original. Im really impressed with the ride, i had a giant scr 4 a few years back and this is just as fast but the brakes feel much more responsive on this old bike??!!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:40 am 
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yeah I found the brakes quite average on the Giant SCR I rode too! My Banana has 105 dual pivots with DX levers now so no probs there - yes I have fitted risers bars :roll: I've had it all original (rough though), 14 speed STI etc but current incarnation suits me best I think, I'm more of a commuter (and XC) rider.. that's all that matters I think - that it suits you and your riding! And as I inherited it, I'll never sell it. I'm the same height as you, mine is just big enough but I have owned a couple of 25" Raleighs in the past, very stable!

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 Post subject: banana
PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:13 pm 
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my banana...


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:24 pm 
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That's bringing back memories of my brother's 18-23 framed Banana, which put in some stalwart service while he was at university in Manchester and me still be ripping round Manc today. When he got it, I was the not-so-proud owner of a metallic beige Raleigh Medale :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: banana
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:11 pm 
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apolloxl wrote:
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my banana...


fixed or free?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:32 pm 
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fixed 52/17


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:33 pm 
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I decided to go fixed just sorting the chain out on my pug at the mo, it was between the bannana and the pug but I chose the pug as it's in better condition. How do find riding fixed?Never ridden before so quite excited!Im debating keeping a brake or going without?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:20 am 
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What's to debate? How will you stop if your chain breaks or un-ships? As for emergency stops..... I was so un-cool when I rode fixed I had both brakes.

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