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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:09 pm 
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I recently offered to restore the father-in-laws Raleigh RX100 road bike, though it would be quite easy, turned out to be wrong, but loved every minute of it.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Yep, that is very smart - nice paint-scheme. Father in law needs to use that or pass it onto you after your efforts!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:11 pm 
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The paint scheme is a little strange, but has grown on me, I've not seen many about on the net or any where really. I will be offering the space in my garage, for storage use only though lol.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:13 pm 
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Looks good to me, like what you've done with the cranks - ties it all in very well.

Yep, storage use only - nice line, it may just work!!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:23 pm 
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The bike was running a full Shimano RX100 groupset in white, so just had the cranks sprayed in a white pearl. The lad who paints my bikes is pretty good, close up they are like brand new. Theres a few things I would have done different, now the bike is complete, the bar tape and cable routing isn't perfect. At least its finished in time for his birthday.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:33 pm 
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That cable route to the rear brake is the same on my Raleigh, I found when I did it like you have it didn't brake that well so I over-routed it and the braking is a lot better. Not the greatest bit of design by the Raleigh bods.

Those cranks do look brand new, as does the whole bike - that'll go down a treat as a Birthday present. Sterling effort all round.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:41 pm 
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I found the exact same problem with the rear brake, after a little fettling its working fine.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:04 pm 
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Just some more pre build photos.....


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:45 pm 
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How do you reach the drops?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:54 am 
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I lowered the seat a lot and raised the stem in the end lol.


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