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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:36 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I've built quite a few BMX's, but recently I've had more interest in big boys bikes :)


This started life as a '67 Raleigh Gran Sport. Unfortunatly the poor thing had been hand painted and all the good bits sold off over the yrs.

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I had it blasted and powder coated gloss black, single speed Raleigh 27" wheels with some amber wall tyres, cow horn Dawes bars and lots of chrome.

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This next was for my work mate, started as a '89 Dawes horizon


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Again..blasted and coated gloss black, original groupset kept, although reduced the gearing with some stronglite chain rings, all alloy bits polished, bars shortend, new black & chrome rims, shorty mud guards and finished off with a honey Rolls Titanium saddle :)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:48 am 
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Two great looks there!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:11 am 
Retro Guru

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They look good although shortie 'guards are of course pretty much useless and the lack of front brake suggests you are looking to take your work mates' job when he comes a cropper!

The Raleigh is my favourite for sure.

Mark.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:41 pm 
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Inspiring work! Tempted to tackle my own if they come out this good!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:16 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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daccordimark wrote:
They look good although shortie 'guards are of course pretty much useless and the lack of front brake suggests you are looking to take your work mates' job when he comes a cropper!

The Raleigh is my favourite for sure.

Mark.


I live in Norfolk...there's no hills, a good working rear brake is perfectly fine, yes the shorty mud guards are there more for fashion rather than function.

The Raleigh was my favorite, the Dawes was built how my mate wanted it.

Thanks for the replys chaps ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:25 am 
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Those are both superb saves my friend, very well done sir. I love the black detailing on the Dawes and the Raleigh is just perfect looking.

EXCELLENT.
:D 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:57 am 
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I agree completely.
Two tired looking bikes now sleek and purposeful looking.
Great work fella. 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:19 pm 
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I agree with the others; great work, both are looking class. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:25 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for the positive comments chaps...

I'll hopefully have a couple more soon to add. I've build loads, these 2 are just a little more "Custom" than my usual builds.

H


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