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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Wigan
Well here's my latest addition to a garage with too many bikes...

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It has been swapped and changed a bit, I think the front and rear mechs are original don't thing wheels are.
I'm thinking it's too far gone I'll just strip it an get the frame powder coated and build it back up with some early 90's Raleigh Elan bits I have

Single speed and straight bars? :twisted:

anyone tell me what year it is?

wadda ya think?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:58 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Big job, thats had a hard life. Need taking back to bare metal and starting from scratch. Worth a challenge though.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:24 am 
Dirt Disciple

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It's well used but I think the hardest bit of its life has been the last 25 years in a damp garage.

Guy at work was about to tip it but I couldn't let a 501 frame be scrapped let alone one with "Aerospace Contour" and a picture of the "new" Space Shuttle on the oval down tube!

Are we talking '84-'86 ish?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:32 am 
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Location: Behind you with the duct tape pulled out.
Perfect rat bike new chain, cables, tyres, blocks and a regrease and use as is. Looks like a POS but bet it rides well.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:38 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Rat bike LOL!

I'm into aircooled VWs and well aware of the rat look but never considered a rat bike

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:40 am 
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Location: Behind you with the duct tape pulled out.
Why not do that then under all that filth and crud is a half decent frame. Make it less desirable to those of a sticky fingered disposition.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:23 am 
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I just might take the chainset off your hands. No idea what it is or what good it is to me but it just takes me back to a better era


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:37 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I don't know what it is either maybe sus more out when I strip it down
I think it has been self drilled, the guy who had it, Jimmy, his dad's mate was well into road biking and Jimmy got his cast offs

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:48 pm 
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That takes me back! a mate had one back in the day.
1984 by the looks of it :wink:

http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/R ... l84_07.jpg

http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/R ... l84_09.jpg


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:14 pm 
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Location: Gorleston-on-sea (If there is a bright center to the universe this is place furthest from it
Personally I would sell the whole lot to me and not worry about it yourself :wink: :lol:


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