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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 4:35 pm 
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Whilst building up my Stumpjumper collection over the last year, i picked up a couple of Vintage Specialized Carbon Road Bikes - an Allez Comp and an Epic Comp after working of these decided to look for the 3 old Raleigh's I had back in the day the Sirocco, Road Ace & Quadra.

Here's the first my new Raleigh Sirocco project picked up last week near Chester. Its a 1986 with Reynolds 501 tubing finished in "Oyster with Wine Red Decor" and mostly Shimano 105 Golden Arrow components.

Bike is pretty dirty but mostly original expect rear mech and saddle. Plan is full strip down and rebuild with a few new parts but period correct except more modern tyres and saddle.

Here's a few pics prior to first wash and strip down...

ImageDSC05251 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr

ImageDSC05252 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr

ImageDSC05253 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr

ImageDSC05254 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr

ImageDSC05255 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr

ImageDSC05256 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr

ImageDSC05257 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr

ImageDSC05258 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr

ImageDSC05259 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr

ImageDSC05260 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr

ImageDSC05261 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr

ImageDSC05263 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr

ImageDSC05264 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr

ImageDSC05266 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr


First small job was to remove that rear mudguard!

ImageDSC05268 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr

ImageDSC05269 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr

Few pics with its big brother Road Ace prior to full clean and degrease...

ImageDSC05286 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr

ImageDSC05287 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr

ImageDSC05288 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr

Few parts to source then rebuild soon! :)


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Very nice, just needs my Team Corsa in there too :D :D 8) 8) 8)

Had one of these BITD ride really well :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 6:22 pm 
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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
Very nice, just needs my Team Corsa in there too :D :D 8) 8) 8)

Had one of these BITD ride really well :D :D :D


Yeah great retro bikes, though not a fast handling as my Road Ace... ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:28 pm 
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Managed to pickup another local Sirocco with a 24" frame but had the Golden Arrow brakes and Rear Mech mine was missing, plus threw on the Red Turbo Saddle from one of my other bikes. Have since managed to sell the larger Sirocco on at a profit even with the swapped parts!

ImageDSC05743 by Matt Trimsport, on Flickr

Next is full strip down, clean, detail and add a few parts... ;)


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