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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:00 pm 
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Purple Helmet wrote:
Hey, I like the colour scheme...very similar to the Raleigh Burner!

Welcome to the board! :)

PH


Thank you for the welcome :)
I had a brand new Raleigh Night Burner back in the 80's.....shame it ended off down the tip :(


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:07 pm 
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Hi Stu and welcome. As everyone says, it's a slippery slope this addiction.

I started for me with a suspected cheapo refurb of an 87 Raleigh Equipe and its turned into the price of a holiday.

There's plenty on here who will sell you the gear for your fix.

Meejoir.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:29 pm 
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Thanks for the frame number, a little later than the Europa's that I sold. Ours were from the Carlton factory in the Raleigh livery but had wrapround stays and yellow head tubes......

Shaun


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:25 am 
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Meejoir wrote:
Hi Stu and welcome. As everyone says, it's a slippery slope this addiction.

I started for me with a suspected cheapo refurb of an 87 Raleigh Equipe and its turned into the price of a holiday.

There's plenty on here who will sell you the gear for your fix.

Meejoir.


:lol: cheers Meejoir....... I'm currently clinging to the fence to avoid snow balling down the slippery slope!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:30 am 
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The rims on mine whilst being original etc they're a little pitted and imo they are letting the bike down. I'm not looking to buy any mega expensive wheels as being just a Europa I think they would be a little wasted on it, but I've found a set of Weinmann wheels on ebay....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/27-Weinmann-Q ... 2c6d295787
Opinions guy's? I thought they wouldn't look too out of place and they also match all the other stock Weinmann gear on the bike.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:42 am 
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My Equipe had a rear spacing of 125mm but the stays allowed a little bit of movement to accommodate a 130mm wheel like these Weinmanns. I replaced the original 27" wheels with 700c but it cost me a new set of brake callipers as the old ones would no longer reach. It was one of the many expensive trips I have been on with bike refurbing!!!

Everyday is a schoolday.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:13 pm 
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How bad are the rims? I am currently restoring a set of rims and Autosol/steel wool/elbow grease/time works wonders!! I have the hube removed - poished and rebuild and once i get the rims done they will be rebuilt with stainless DB spokes at a cost of £34. The expensive bit is elbow greas and TIME!!!!

Good luck,

Richard


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:48 pm 
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TGR wrote:
hube poished greas

Whats these words mean Richard ? Obviously the polishing is making you're finger tips go numb :twisted:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:50 pm 
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Meejoir wrote:
My Equipe had a rear spacing of 125mm but the stays allowed a little bit of movement to accommodate a 130mm wheel like these Weinmanns. I replaced the original 27" wheels with 700c but it cost me a new set of brake callipers as the old ones would no longer reach. It was one of the many expensive trips I have been on with bike refurbing!!!

Everyday is a schoolday.


Cheers fella.....so just a measure up and I should be good to go?

TGR wrote:
How bad are the rims? I am currently restoring a set of rims and Autosol/steel wool/elbow grease/time works wonders!! I have the hube removed - poished and rebuild and once i get the rims done they will be rebuilt with stainless DB spokes at a cost of £34. The expensive bit is elbow greas and TIME!!!!

Good luck,

Richard


Hi Richard!
They ain't all that bad, but they ain't perfect either. Ive polished them back up using Autosol and then followed up with a go over with some Rimwax (car wheel polish, a couple of our cars have pretty rare split rims that need tender loving care on a regular basis....Ive found Autosol is great at getting a basic shine back but its not very long lasting on its on) but they just don't have the perfect finish anymore. It's not so much an issue now, but once I've repainted the frame then stuff like this will stand out like a sore thumb. Plus I figured the replacement rims would require a little less maintenance than the chrome.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:11 pm 
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You should consider what use the bike is going to get - if using it regularly, perhaps new wheels would be wise, if not - an unnecessary expense? I have got good results with steel wool and Autosol, i have no pics at the moment but i will advise you when i get some - tomorrow - if things go to plan.

Richard


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