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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 5:25 pm 
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Finally done - well almost as the rear mech has been borrowed!! Not quite correct like Penfolds Bike of the Month as wheels, saddle, bars and stem are my personal preferences rather than the same as the team bikes.

Still to be ridden as it's not going out in the wet (not yet anyway).

Matt


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 6:05 pm 
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Some close ups of the frame would be nice Matt!

Looks brilliant........

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 6:16 pm 
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kettlo wrote:
Some close ups of the frame would be nice Matt!

Looks brilliant........

Stephen


No prob Stephen, will try and take a couple between storms!!

Matt


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 9:38 pm 
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Very nicely done Matt, can't wait to see some close ups and to hear how she rides.

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 11:14 am 
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you'll not be surprised to hear that I think she's a beauty!

it would probably be rude for you to enter and win RoBTM this month, perhaps something other than a SuperU/Castorama Raleigh should get a chance?!

tulips are looking nice, mine have failed this year.....

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:04 pm 
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That's gorgeous -- how did you come by an ex-pro bike?


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 6:58 pm 
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Maybe this might be of interest to you Matt...

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=256031


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:05 pm 
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Rich34 wrote:
That's gorgeous -- how did you come by an ex-pro bike?

Just luck really!

It was listed here in Ebay finds. I took a look and it looked shabby with a really poor respray / stickers - painted with a brush poor, and stickers you could do better with on your own PC!! I knew that it wasn't raleigh, so really just took a punt hoping it was a team frame made by Cyfac. It had campag ends, race number tag, braze on for front mech, cinelli bottom bracket and brake bridge etc, so I knew it wasn't a piece of junk, but it was still a gamble.

When it arrived I sent the frame number to Cyfac, and they confirmed that it was a team frame made for Thierry Marie.

Here's the link, would you have gambled!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/raleight-frames ... 7675.l2557


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:34 pm 
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I would have if I'd seen it - looks like my size and Maciej is one of my eBay Favourite Sellers!!!! Can't believe I missed that... :cry:


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:22 pm 
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Rich34 wrote:
I would have if I'd seen it - looks like my size and Maciej is one of my eBay Favourite Sellers!!!! Can't believe I missed that... :cry:

He has some good stuff that's for sure. He had the right Wolber rims on C_Record hubs, but was asking €300. Too much for me.


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