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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Here is the Original frame that I purchased from a friend it took some research to find out what exactly it was. But I have since restored/ refurbished the bike Photos to follow!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:00 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Here is the finished product out on its first ride when I stopped for a few drinks at a local bar.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:05 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I have more pics of the process but I thought I would start with the before and after. It was a very fun project and the first paint job I had ever done on a bicycle I had some fun with it and I know I deviated from the original paint job but I love the way it came out and the bike rides great. L' Eroica here I come!!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:24 am 
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Fantastic looking bike and love the colour scheme :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:44 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks very much for the kind words! Cheers!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:20 am 
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Really nice restoration, and a great colour combination.

I'm not normally a fan of resprays, I'm with the 'its only original once' brigade. Although this is mainly because I've seen some truly awful and inappropriate resprays and powdercoats.

Yours does justice to the Raleigh name :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:11 am 
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Great work. Lovely.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Beutiful. The paint scheme is tops.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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That was well worth bringing back to life.
Great work. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:43 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thank you all for the kind words it was a labor of love, and an experiment with my abilities as a painter. I try to ride it three times a week if I can without neglecting the px-10 or the Aerospace Pro. I don't like to play favorites but the Competition might be it with the PX-10 a close second. The Raleigh has a rack on it now because it will be my ride for an upcoming tour in ITALY and my ride for L'Eroica. Thanks to all for the Kind words!


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