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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 9:43 pm 
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This has been hanging in the garage for over 20 years, and hadn't turned a wheel.

It wasn't used much when it was new, as you can see from the original 'transit caps' on the rear wheel axle

In a moment's madness I removed it, stripped it down, cleaned, re-greased it and started to re-assemble it

It's had a few 'upgrades' during the day, namely:

Weinmann 500 front and rear calipers (I know, you can hardly contain yourselves...!)

Shimano Adamas AX Aero brake levers

Aero Handlebars

Shimano 105 Rear mech

These items used to grace my 1984 Raleigh Pulsar, but as the likelihood of that seeing the road again is dwindling as every day goes by, I thought I'd use them on this!

It's going to need bar tape (need to find some nice Ambrosio type in Silver) and Brake Cable outer's in Silver (the originals have gone gold and are nigh on useless!)

So, some before and after shots, as I know everyone loves a photo or two!

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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 10:48 pm 
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Fab, don't Pursuits look cool! The frame looks in terrific condition; looking forward to this, good luck:-)


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 10:49 pm 
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Andy69 wrote:
Fab, don't Pursuits look cool! The frame looks in terrific condition; looking forward to this, good luck:-)


Thanks Andy

Seeing your's take shape a few months back got me thinking....!

Did you get your's finished yet?


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 10:57 pm 
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:-) thank you! No, not yet, unfortunately. Just bought myself a Mercian, so am quite wrapped up in that for now. Cheers.


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 10:59 pm 
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Andy69 wrote:
:-) thank you! No, not yet, unfortunately. Just bought myself a Mercian, so am quite wrapped up in that for now. Cheers.


I noticed the thread, nice bike :-)


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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 9:20 am 
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Job well done :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 9:25 am 
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Great looking machine. Carry on giving it plenty of love...


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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 10:25 pm 
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Nice work! Ahhh, that model of Pursuit was my first proper bike on my 11th or 12th birthday! :)


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 2:36 pm 
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Nice looking bike matey. I Love the old Raleigh's.


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 2:47 pm 
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Thank you for all your comments

I'm approaching the 'end' of this 'restoration'

Just need:

Brake cables (inner and outer) I'd like the outers in Silver, any suggestions?

Bar tape - would like Silver Ambrosio type, any suggestions?

Tyres - Will go with Michelin Dynamic Classic amber walls, 700c x 23

Saddle - need to recover!

This will be ridden by MrsW, as it is way too small for me!


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