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 Post subject: Raleigh 531c Race
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:56 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Well, this retro bike bug has bit hard, hot on the tail of restoring my Mercian, playing around with my Carlton Super Course single speed, I have only gone and bought another.

This time it is a circa 1980 Raleigh 531c Race frame with a smattering of Campagnolo, Shimano and Gipiemme components.

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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh 531c Race
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:27 pm 
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Nice bike, and the plan is?


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh 531c Race
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:41 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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It's going to be a little project for my eldest son. Strip down, clean, repair, regrease etc then either sell as a whole bike or sell it off bit by bit.

We are going to keep a running tally of income / expenditure so that he can build up his business sence and hopefully earn a bit of extra pocket money along the way.

For me, I just like giving these old bikes and components a new lease of life, to take something old and on its last legs and turn it into something that will be valued and appreciated again.


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh 531c Race
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:01 pm 
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Why not ride it once its' done?


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 Post subject: Re: Raleigh 531c Race
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:02 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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TGR wrote:
Why not ride it once its' done?


It's too small for me and too big for my son. It's a 21.5" frame and I need a 23". My ad could grew into it I suppose but that wasn't the point!


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