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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:41 am 
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I was looking to recreate the picture below (complete with wonky brake :lol: )

I suppost the fact that my frame doesn't have any braze ons means that it is better suited to the earlier version with the cable clips.

Took me 3 attempts to get the bar tape on as it kept unravelling as soon as I rode it :x. Therefore I'm sticking with it for the time being :D

Colin.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:14 pm 
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Took me 3 attempts to get the bar tape on as it kept unravelling as soon as I rode it


You are not alone... I gave up on Benotto bar tape after one attempt, back in whatever year it was when it was the new thing... No offence to any enthusiasts, but TBH, personally I would just as soon wrap my bars in used bin liners... :)

Thanks for the list, Midlife. I too remember the 3-day week and power cuts, but for me that was a few years before I got into this racing bicycle thing.. The other two questions in my post are not rhetorical BTW... i.e. if anyone knows...? Hope it's not derailing your thread Bedraggled to ask them here..


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 Post subject: Re: TI Raleigh 531
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:48 pm 
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Benotto bar tape was on the market from 1980. I enjoyed it very much then. And was able to swap a retro trainings yersey and winter cap for some sets look-a-likes a short time ago. Marvelous. :D Although I did provide my bike with cloth Tressostar.


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 Post subject: Re: TI Raleigh 531
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:51 am 
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Wow, that's a co-incidence, I've just got some Velox cloth tape and tomorrow I was going to change it over (to give it a more 70's look).


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 Post subject: Re: TI Raleigh 531
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:12 pm 
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Ive just done my Europa in the same yellow benotto style tape (off ebay, comes with chrome style plugs instead of benotto caps). I found putting it in hot water first helped with the fitting, stretching it as it went on. Its stayed very tight after, and I gave it some hammer yesterday on way home from work with no problems :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:17 pm 
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bedraggled wrote:
The build stalled over the summer but yesterday I finally got it all built up so thought I would post a couple of pics.
Today I took it for a gentle ride around the estate, after making a couple of adjustments everything seemed to work ok - well nothing fell off :lol:

Overall very pleased.


That looks awesome mate! Looks just like mine.....but more valuable :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: TI Raleigh 531
PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:02 am 
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Lovely bike - really getting a soft spot for the Ti Raleighs
Couldn't help noticing the miss-matched brake levers. The right one is an earlier long-lever Record one (by memory last long lever version was pre-78) and the left one is the shorter later Nuovo Record one.


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 Post subject: Re: TI Raleigh 531
PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:50 pm 
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dadoflam wrote:
Lovely bike - really getting a soft spot for the Ti Raleighs
Couldn't help noticing the miss-matched brake levers. The right one is an earlier long-lever Record one (by memory last long lever version was pre-78) and the left one is the shorter later Nuovo Record one.

Well that explains the wonky levers :lol: (they still worked, which is the main thing).
I don't have it any more, wish I'd kept it.
Although I've posted pictures on lots of other threads just noticed I never posted a picture of the final incarnation on this thread, time to put that right.
Would have looked a lot better with a new saddle :facepalm:


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What a beautiful bike - and all original!
Would this frame be similar to my Raleigh Pro Mk V?


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 Post subject: Re: TI Raleigh 531
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:05 am 
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Hi bedraggled,

Good looking Raleigh. Did you ever find a frame number?

Sometimes the Nottingham made frames had the number at the top of the seat tube on the back side of the main triangle. I have seen a 1997 Carlton Cobra with the frame number in this location.


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