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 Post subject: Raleigh banana rescue.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:25 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Bought this raleigh banana frame for £5 from a local bootsale. Guy said he was scrapping it if not sold so saved it from certain death. Bolted on some old parts and serviced others and got myself a nice little commuter. Bearing in mind my commute has no hills its perfect. No rust or dents and everything's straight (ish). Running a single speed and rx100 brakes with shimano 600 pedals. Sorry no pics of before. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:45 pm 
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well rescued. had one myself a few years back and after a hefty refurbishment decided i didn't like riding it so sold it. still like them though and would love a 753 model


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:15 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Looks in good original condition & a bargain for a fiver!

Just put your QR levers on the other non-drive side......... :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:44 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Strangely nice to ride also. Simple but a killer on hills with the original crankset. Going to switch it out. Don't worry about it being stolen when I leave it chained up at work also so happy days :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:01 pm 
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Nice save, but don't know if its just me or the angle but those forks look wrong in last pic, look like have been pushed back.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:30 pm 
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They are fine just the angle of the photo and that the bars are turned slightly... And I'm poor at taking a decent picture :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:48 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Ret spotter wrote:
They are fine just the angle of the photo and that the bars are turned slightly... And I'm poor at taking a decent picture :facepalm:



Don't worry we can't all be David Bailey good save though :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:07 am 
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Ah, cool. I did say could just be the angle. And as I said nice save (y)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:17 am 
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Thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:17 am 
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Classic paint scheme, always make me smile. Looks great enjoy. :-)


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