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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:57 pm 
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its done now :D

ignore the tie wraps - just areldited the end caps on :D

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and my little helper :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:16 pm 
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Raleighracer wrote:
its done now :D

ignore the tie wraps - just areldited the end caps on :D

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and my little helper :wink:
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Little helper seems to have the " maybe I'll get fed after this projects finished look "which has gone on longer than she was expecting.....Nice bike :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:39 pm 
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It was cold, she wanted to o back to bed haha, and thanks :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:46 pm 
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Is the bar tape to be attended to?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:14 pm 
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It is, I'm getting brown leather bar tape to match the honey brooks b-17 I'm getting :lol:

But that bar tape let's me ride it for now :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:33 pm 
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They are great bikes - I had one for my daily bike a while ago, unfortunately the RH chainstay got dented and slowly got more and more bent as it collapsed under my weight - I did toy with the idea of welding a sleeve around it but I got a new frame instead. Very comfortable geometry and, with a 700c wheel conversion, the ability to swallow up absolutely monstrously large tyres and mudguards - very practical road-and-dirt-path machine.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:10 am 
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Took this on a mile ride tonight, half a mile to work :wink: handled, changed gear and felt beautiful :lol:

(On my modern road bike, balls out round the bottom corner and no wind it is possible to freewheel to work 8) )

I would like to take it down some very light off road paths :D

Folding bike rebuild......this section or the mtb section?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:38 am 
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As I recall Raleigh Racing tyres were rebranded Vredsteins, I'm not sure how you would go about getting a set now.

That really is a lovely bike, and it will ride really nicely if it's anything like my Criterium.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:48 am 
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I'm not worried about getting original tyres, would rather a set of gatorskins :wink:

Just wondered if these were original that's all :D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:52 pm 
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BobToo wrote:
As I recall Raleigh Racing tyres were rebranded Vredsteins, I'm not sure how you would go about getting a set now.

That really is a lovely bike, and it will ride really nicely if it's anything like my Criterium.


Raleigh racing tyres have long since disappeared. Always standard fotment on Raleighs and Carltons of the time...

I do have some perished ones in my workshop as a reminder...


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