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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:46 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:10 pm
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Just registered & thought I'd post up a picture of my old Raleigh 531.

I've owned it since 1985 & it was 3 to 4 years old then I reckon & originally blue. I refurbished from 1988 to 1990 (I think), powder coating it in yellow, replacing the forks, most components & wheels.

The spec was then:
531 main frame & forks.
Mavic Open 4CD rims on Shimano 105 hubs, stainless spokes.
105 crank with Biopace rings & 105 BB
105 brakes
105 headset
105 front mech
Dura Ace 7 speed shifters
Dura Ace rear mech
Dura Ace seat post

In the last year or so I have put on a new saddle, FSA SS bars & Ritchie riser stem on an A-head extension, bar tape & Michelin tyres. Oh, and the Banana replica sticker kit. The frame was always a little too big & now I'm getting on the original reach was too extreme, hence the bar swap. I took off a nice 80's Modolo quill stem & bar set.

It hasnt had a great amount of use over latter years (I have other bikes, including a slightly retro 90's Marin Mount Vision) & bar a few scrapes it is in pretty good nic.

I'm hankering after a more modern carbon/ STi equiped road bike, but doubt I'll ever get rid of this one.

Comments welcome.

Mark.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:37 am 
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Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:12 pm
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Location: Leeds, Chapel Allerton
Wow! Cool bike!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:30 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:49 pm
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Location: Cornwall
hey, my GT is in a bad state and i would like to get a new bike prefrably a road bike simuler to yours.
what sort of price would u be asking for if i was to purchase a bike like yours. cheers mate.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:16 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:10 pm
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No idea on cost. Worth checking on here or Ebay. Specs can be massively different & that will be reflected in the price.

I wouldn't let mine go for much less than £400 I guess.

Mark.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:49 pm
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Location: Cornwall
ok cheers mate sorry taken awhile only just worked out how to use the site


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:12 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:13 am
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Location: London, UK
cool bike, takes me back. The tri bars could get you nicked for carrying an offensive weapon though!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:46 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:10 pm
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The tri bars could get you nicked for carrying an offensive weapon though!

Agreed! They've been taken off now as they didn't really suit it, or me.

I might revert to the period Modolo quill stem & bars too.

Thanks for your comments.


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