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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:33 pm 
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A really lucky ebay £312 buy it now bargain! I don't think the seller quite knew the exact bike he had as it was described as a 1990 bike.

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Appears to have been built in April 1984 and not used since! Maybe purchased by the German guy, rode once or twice and mothballed. All dropouts are marked only once by the QR's so they've in theory not been off more than once or twice! Mostly 600ex Shimano apart from the lovely dura ace rear der from the same year. Must change the saddle for a suede turbo or black iscaselle tornado as the Italia one on it now whilst comfy is more suited to being used as a boat anchor! nearly half a pound in weight! Really nice very early 3t bars and record84 stem with etched '3ttt' instead of the usual printed type.
The NOS Panasonic bottle was a nice recent ebay find.
The bike rides absolutely silent and tight just like a new bike i'd guess.
Another keeper (but im not telling the wife that yet :lol: )

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:47 pm 
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Just lovely......


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:28 pm 
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Simply stunning.
Think I saw that while it was up on eBay. Didn't bid as I thought it would have gone for a lot more then your winning bid. Well done sir. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:41 pm 
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Thanks!

As for the price, it was a buy it now listing for that amount not an auction so as soon as I saw it and had a quick think (for a second or two) I went for it. Don't know if it was the same one you saw in that case....


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:43 pm 
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Location: The Lovely Lincolnshire Wolds and by the sea in Sussex
shawnb wrote:
A really lucky ebay £312 buy it now bargain! I don't think the seller quite knew the exact bike he had as it was described as a 1990 bike.

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Appears to have been built in April 1984 and not used since! Maybe purchased by the German guy, rode once or twice and mothballed. All lugs are marked only once by the QR's so they've in theory not been off more than once or twice! Mostly 600ex Shimano apart from the lovely dura ace rear der from the same year. Must change the saddle for a suede turbo or black iscaselle tornado as the Italia one on it now whilst comfy is more suited to being used as a boat anchor! nearly half a pound in weight! Really nice very early 3t bars and record84 stem with etched '3ttt' instead of the usual printed type.
The NOS Panasonic bottle was a nice recent ebay find.
The bike rides absolutely silent and tight just like a new bike i'd guess.
Another keeper (but im not telling the wife that yet :lol: )

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Very nice Shawn,

I admire the commitment.

Another very nice Raleigh in your expanding stable.

I'm jealous, if we meet in Sussex, I'll have to bring the Corsa and SBDU!

Roadking :)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:39 pm 
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Sweet as..............

Go for the Iscaselle Tornado. You know I'm right. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:39 pm 
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shawnb wrote:
Thanks!

As for the price, it was a buy it now listing for that amount not an auction so as soon as I saw it and had a quick think (for a second or two) I went for it. Don't know if it was the same one you saw in that case....


Must have it confused with something else I was looking at which was an auction. There was a slew of Raleighs in team colours over the last couple of months on ebay.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:58 am 
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Very nice! and what a bargain!!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:53 pm 
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result... v nice


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:36 am 
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bikemeister2000 wrote:
Sweet as..............

Go for the Iscaselle Tornado. You know I'm right. :wink:


Ideally a tornado, but the team pics from '84 & '85 show both black suede tornado's and turbo's so I have a bit of a choice there! both saddles are around 300grms too which is a fair saving over the present 490grms!!


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