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 Post subject: Raleigh Banana Bike
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:47 pm 
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Hi i have just bought a Raleigh Banana Bike which i really like ,its the first road bike i have ever rode and i think its brilliant ,it has two gear levers which i am not sure how to use me being a little stupid and used to riding my Tonaro Bighit E/Bike i was wondering where one could get a manual or could some kind sole give me a clue as what to do,very best wishes Brian.


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 Post subject: !
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:57 am 
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just have a go and twiddle all the nobs and see what happens!!
any pictures?


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 Post subject: Re: !
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:25 pm 
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milton01 wrote:
just have a go and twiddle all the nobs and see what happens!!
any pictures?


Hi and thank you for your reply ,and beleave you me ive done some twiddling ,but i have sorted it ,
The Der is a sachs Huret type and as smooth a change as one could wish but the gears kept slipping out ,but i then realsed the gear levers were the friction type ,a little like what i have on mu ukulele banjo ,so i tightend them up and wonderful just like a rolls ,heres a few pics ,

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:49 pm 
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Iconic of my teen years 8)


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 Post subject: Raleigh Banana
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:05 pm 
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Tel wrote:
Iconic of my teen years 8)

Hi did you think it was a good bike ?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:31 pm 
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Yeah they are what they are. Good basic bike ideal for getting involved in road riding. The Reynolds 531c with Shimano 105 groupset was the one to have (and still is!)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:05 pm 
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Tel wrote:
Iconic of my teen years 8)


The one every one remembers.

On my bucket list for when I win the lottery (or get a bigger garage).


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:15 pm 
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I have just the frame of one of these in finest Hi-Ten gas pipe. It's quite small - I think 19.5 or 20.5 inch seat tube.

Is there any chance anyone wants it (for free!)?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:47 pm 
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There is every chance and that is very kind. Put it in the Classifieds and it'll be gone within seconds of hitting 'Enter'


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 Post subject: How good is good?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:31 pm 
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Hi cant help thinking if my Raliegh is the basic model ,and i really do like it, just how good is a good one and would i notice a difference?


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