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 Post subject: TI Raleigh 753 1980
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:17 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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I've had this frameset for approx 6 months now and am planning on rebuilding it with as close to new Super Record components as I can source. I've always wanted one of these after first seeing one resting against the counter in the bike shop I worked in. My wife persuaded me to blog about the build to give me something to look back on when it's complete.

http://raleigh-sb4059.com/2012/04/09/de ... ster-2012/


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:34 pm 
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I'm looking forward to seeing how this develops.

I'm building a GIOS with Super Record at the moment. It's expensive and frustrating. A cocaine habit would be cheaper.

Good luck mate.


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Jingle Jangle wrote:
I'm looking forward to seeing how this develops.

I'm building a GIOS with Super Record at the moment. It's expensive and frustrating. A cocaine habit would be cheaper.

Good luck mate.


Yes, frustrating is probably an understatement, I want it done ASAP but parts in excellent condition are so expensive and rare. I just have to be patient!


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I hope we're not bidding against one another for parts!


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Jingle Jangle wrote:
I hope we're not bidding against one another for parts!


Haha, I was out bid on calipers last night, was that you?

How far are you on with your build? any photos?


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Good idea to cover the process on a blog. The pic quility is very nice btw. Of course the frame is this tasty sure helps!


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Elev12k wrote:
Good idea to cover the process on a blog. The pic quility is very nice btw. Of course the frame is this tasty sure helps!


Thanks, my wife is a professional photographer and I dabble a bit so I have access to some very nice pro cameras and kit. So combining photography and this bike in a blog was just a natural thing to do. Glad you like it.

Cheers.


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that frame is beyond beautiful


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AndyPA wrote:
that frame is beyond beautiful


Thank you. I spent so long looking for one of these frames and always being beaten in the sale, I finally managed to get this one, and also exactly my size!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:54 pm 
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Looking forward to following this one. I too am busy sourcing top quality SR stuff, there is a lot of good stuff in the US but at premium prices, then there's the 3 week wait for it then the letter from the customs then the extra money to pay........ :roll: well worth it though :wink:


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