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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:08 pm 
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widowmaker wrote:
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Here's the Raleigh...

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Needs some silver alloy bars :wink:


I'm gonna stick some bullhorns on it. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:11 pm 
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Bullhorns :)

I keep joking that I am going to go to the next road bike club run wearing flip flops, a hawai shirt and some damn long bullhorns just to see what the stuffy old guys say :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:15 pm 
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widowmaker wrote:
Bullhorns :)

I keep joking that I am going to go to the next road bike club run wearing flip flops, a hawai shirt and some damn long bullhorns just to see what the stuffy old guys say :lol:


Ha, please do, and Instagram their reactions!

I saw a cheap bullhorn at my LBS this morning, they're giving me a good discount on it. I want cross brakes on this one...


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:19 pm 
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RichCollinsUK wrote:
widowmaker wrote:
Bullhorns :)

I keep joking that I am going to go to the next road bike club run wearing flip flops, a hawai shirt and some damn long bullhorns just to see what the stuffy old guys say :lol:


Ha, please do, and Instagram their reactions!

I saw a cheap bullhorn at my LBS this morning, they're giving me a good discount on it. I want cross brakes on this one...


Get some pics up, I am a sucker for the older Raleighs.

Cross brakes ?, cantis ?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:20 pm 
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widowmaker wrote:
RichCollinsUK wrote:
widowmaker wrote:
Bullhorns :)

I keep joking that I am going to go to the next road bike club run wearing flip flops, a hawai shirt and some damn long bullhorns just to see what the stuffy old guys say :lol:


Ha, please do, and Instagram their reactions!

I saw a cheap bullhorn at my LBS this morning, they're giving me a good discount on it. I want cross brakes on this one...


Get some pics up, I am a sucker for the older Raleighs.

Cross brakes ?, cantis ?


Sorry, cross brake levers. I have an old set of caliper brakes I can re-use.

What wheels should I put on? I would like to run 23C tyres...


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:31 pm 
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Cant help with the wheels info :(

Would like to know the answer myself though :)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:07 pm 
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RichCollinsUK wrote:
Here's the Raleigh...

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Front wheel is on the wrong way round (most 'vintage' Raleigh racer ones are...)

How can I tell? Easy, the comet reflector is 'facing' the wrong way

Sounds like the wheels aren't staying anyway, so can you let me know what state they are in, as I might have a home for them...


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:37 pm 
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No pics of mine I'm afraid. Mine is in red and white. It's got a short stem like yours and chrome drop bars which I think is original kit. It had Shimano 300EX cranks on it when I got it but they definitely aren't original. Yours would have had Weinmann brakes originally.

You can put any 700c wheels on. There's a plethora of SS and track wheels on eBay. I always thought a set of those deep rim No Logo or Espresso wheels would look quite good.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:27 am 
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Being a smaller frame with 126mm back end, i'm not sure that any modern 700c wheels would fit. I use weinmann XR18 wheels on my 21.5" raleigh kelloggs of that same era, they are very tough, and can be had for £70-100 depending where you shop.

Alternatively if you want modern sealed hubs, theres an american ebay store that sells retro 126mm wheelsets (black or silver) with stainless spokes, i got a set from there and it cost about £140 all in with shipping & import duty (they are very nicely made and handbuilt)

Otherwise look for a set of 2nd hand retro mavics, campags, rigida or weinmanns.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:42 am 
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Being a smaller frame with 126mm back end, i'm not sure that any modern 700c wheels would fit. I use weinmann XR18 wheels on my 21.5" raleigh kelloggs of that same era, they are very tough, and can be had for £70-100 depending where you shop.

Alternatively if you want modern sealed hubs, theres an american ebay store that sells retro 126mm wheelsets (black or silver) with stainless spokes, i got a set from there and it cost about £140 all in with shipping & import duty (they are very nicely made and handbuilt)

Otherwise look for a set of 2nd hand retro mavics, campags, rigida or weinmanns.


How can you distinquish XR18 wheels, is there a code stamped somewhere on the wheel ?


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