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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Raleigh Olympus
PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:19 am 
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ironbike wrote:
That's such a great image. And if I'm honest... yes, I dressed exactly like that back then. I love the reference to "British Precision." The tolerances on my Olympus are about a quarter of an inch all round!


Yes not exactly high end, but I have fond memories of mine, which was my first proper drop handle bar bike I had back in the summer of 1976. I remember riding it back from the cycle shop where my dad had just bought it for me. Plymouth Cycle Mart - now long gone, for the princely sum of £61.95. Mine had the red frame with blue mudguards. I think I still have some bits of it tucked away somewhere. Happy memories. And I think its true that "Few thing equal the thrill of owing a brand new bike" - the opening line in the little handbook which came with it. I was as pleased as punch and very proud, the envy of all my mates...


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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Raleigh Olympus
PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:51 pm 
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ironbike wrote:
That's such a great image. And if I'm honest... yes, I dressed exactly like that back then. I love the reference to "British Precision." The tolerances on my Olympus are about a quarter of an inch all round!



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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Raleigh Olympus
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:31 am 
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Tinypic (where I'd uploaded all the images) has gone offline, along with Photobucket - so I decided to move everything across to Imgur, which seems to be more stable (famous last words). While I was at it I thought I might as well put these few up as well...

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:38 pm 
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Here's me on Boxing Day 1973. Mine was 18" frame and had Brooks Competition saddle


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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Raleigh Olympus
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:32 pm 
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Great stuff. Exactly the same Christmas that I got mine.


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