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 Post subject: Raleigh Team Banana 2
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:36 pm 
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You Really can't have enough Bananas, so.........

I now have in the garage a 19" Raleigh Team Banana frame, thanks due to Bikenrrd for this!! My son is well pleased ( tho to be fair he hasn't felt the weight yet....)

I am planning to buil it up with Exage 300/400/ parts as far as possible I think. Not original but a bit better without totally out classing the frame. I have a front mech, brake levers, a handlebar stem, seat post and pedals. So some ebaying and scouring of the Retrobike For sales will ensue (everyone get looking out those discarded bits!). I have loads of time to do it as I think the frame will be bit big yet!

I will get a picture up when I have taken one! And keep the surprising number of Team Banana fans up to date!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:14 pm 
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kipperthedog wrote:
You Really can't have enough Bananas, so.........

I now have in the garage a 19" Raleigh Team Banana frame, thanks due to Bikenrrd for this!! My son is well pleased ( tho to be fair he hasn't felt the weight yet....)

I am planning to buil it up with Exage 300/400/ parts as far as possible I think. Not original but a bit better without totally out classing the frame. I have a front mech, brake levers, a handlebar stem, seat post and pedals. So some ebaying and scouring of the Retrobike For sales will ensue (everyone get looking out those discarded bits!). I have loads of time to do it as I think the frame will be bit big yet!

I will get a picture up when I have taken one! And keep the surprising number of Team Banana fans up to date!


:D


Brilliant cant wait ,Brian.


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 Post subject: Raleigh Team Banana 2
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:04 pm 
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Too wet to take photos...but have been rummaging in the garage though! Have fitted a Zoom seatpin, red ano Ti Xlite seatbolt, Exage Motion Front Mech and a Specilaised bottle cage with puurple ano ally bolts. Looking good in an 80s-90s kind of way.

Done a bit of Ebay bidding too.....


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:47 pm 
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kipperthedog wrote:
Too wet to take photos...but have been rummaging in the garage though! Have fitted a Zoom seatpin, red ano Ti Xlite seatbolt, Exage Motion Front Mech and a Specilaised bottle cage with puurple ano ally bolts. Looking good in an 80s-90s kind of way.

Done a bit of Ebay bidding too.....

Hey i look foward to seeing some pics,shame about the weather ,at least you are making headway Banana 2 best wishes Brian.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:16 pm 
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Its nearly done. will put a picture up tomorrow!

Just a couple of bits still to find (anyone got a pair of 7sp shimano downtube levers?)

Spec so far:

Saddle: Selle Bassano Boss (black and yellow)
Seat pin: Zoom alloy
Seat Bolt: X.lite Ti
Bars: ITM Europa Ergo
Stem: Dunno but good came with the frame.
Brakes: Shimano 105 single pivot
Brake levers: Dia Compe BR300
Front gear: Shimano Exage Motion
Chainset:Stronglight 80 48/36
Wheels : Vuelta Stylus/Quando hubs
Cassette: Shimano HG50 13-28
Tyres: Black/Yellow Michelin 700x23s
Bottle Cage: Specialised
Rear Mech: Exage 500ex
Shifters: Exage Sport
Pedals: Shimano SPD.

It is surprisingly light(ish).

Quite pleased with it so far......


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:51 pm 
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Seems to be a lot of bananas about, I must be slipping up...


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:33 am 
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Spokesmann wrote:
Seems to be a lot of bananas about, I must be slipping up...

No you are not slipping up ,just loosing your grip.lol best wishes Brian,


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:35 am 
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kipperthedog wrote:
Its nearly done. will put a picture up tomorrow!

Just a couple of bits still to find (anyone got a pair of 7sp shimano downtube levers?)

Spec so far:

Saddle: Selle Bassano Boss (black and yellow)
Seat pin: Zoom alloy
Seat Bolt: X.lite Ti
Bars: ITM Europa Ergo
Stem: Dunno but good came with the frame.
Brakes: Shimano 105 single pivot
Brake levers: Dia Compe BR300
Front gear: Shimano Exage Motion
Chainset:Stronglight 80 48/36
Wheels : Vuelta Stylus/Quando hubs
Cassette: Shimano HG50 13-28
Tyres: Black/Yellow Michelin 700x23s
Bottle Cage: Specialised
Rear Mech: Exage 500ex
Pedals: Shimano SPD.

It is surprisingly light(ish).

Quite pleased with it so far......

Wow that list is very impressive Brian.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:00 pm 
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I'd love to resto-mod a 531 model Banana and update it with something like Campag 11 speed Athena.

If nothing else but to wind some of the Mamil carbon-whores up on the hills at our local sportives.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:55 pm 
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Photo, though not of finished bike because it isn't yet....Sorry can't seem to make picture smaal enough either!

https://picasaweb.google.com/1063213334 ... 6721030690


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