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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:30 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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I think I've created what I always wanted and after the first five hundred miles I love the way it rides.
Bought as a home sprayed old "Raleigh Racer" off the Bay.
Runs Campag Gran Sport drive train ITM Bars,Stem and seat post, Rolls seat and Weinmann 999's. multiple pics on http://www.flickr.com/photos/98926545@N03/


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:26 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Looks very attrarive. Ive always loved that coloured livery...


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:37 pm 
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Now that's a pretty looking thing but i get the feeling it isn't a feather weight but looks like a comfortable ride though and unless your into a bit of racing then that is all that matters :) ..


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:26 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Thank you for those kind words you're right it is not the lightest but chuck my 18 stone across it and I'll race any one downhill! Especially with the refurbed Weinmanns now thinking they are decorative not functional.ido like my old bikes to look good because I'm that slow that people get to take a good look!
Now the bug has bitten a more lightweight 80's Bianchi is now ready for paint, along with a couple of other more high end builds.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:26 pm 
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Nice but having the brake levers up so high spoils the look of this bike!

All outer cables are way too long, especially the rear mech' cable.

Flint catchers look the part too.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:57 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Nice job on the Europa - I had one of these as my first proper bike just the 5 speed version but loved the livery as you do so nice bike you have there


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:59 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Ian Raleigh wrote:
Nice but having the brake levers up so high spoils the look of this bike!

All outer cables are way too long, especially the rear mech' cable.

Flint catchers look the part too.


Completely agree on this as the lawn also needs bringing back to life also :)


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