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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:31 am 
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Some people will think you're wrecking it and some won't. Its your bike so do what you want with it.

There were a couple of links above to both options so see which you prefer and go from there.

The main thing is you like the end result and use it.


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The plan...

1. Keep it retro looking (from 5 metres away :lol: )
2. Use parts to hand.
3. No unnessecary spend.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:38 pm 
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Can't believe somebody had taken that to the tip :shock:

Can I ask what you paid ?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:00 pm 
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I can, our local tip won't let anything back out (more than my jobs worth mate) and I've seen all sorts of decent things in there, not just bikes.


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Splatter Paint wrote:
The plan...

1. Keep it retro looking (from 5 metres away :lol: )
2. Use parts to hand.
3. No unnessecary spend.


I did similar with a Holdsworth frame I picked up a few years ago that's a couple of years older than your Raleigh, it looks retro from a distance (especially as I can't do clipless pedals), I used what I had to hand (including the paint colour) and spent as little as possible (the only concession being the new decals and PlanetX Holdsworth chainset as they had them on sale at the time) but it's an absolute joy to ride and I've put a good few miles on it.


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Can't believe somebody had taken that to the tip :shock:

Can I ask what you paid ?


£20! :D This is better though, I picked it up from the tip on Wednesday - £6. RRP is £300

- I rebuilt this today, I needed to clear the space.... widomaker is sending me a rear mech to finish it. There were HUNDREDS of little paint chips, I used Humbrol Signal Red. Looks good up to about 2m away.


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That is a bargain, I am gobsmacked what some people scrap :shock:


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Then I had to finish this for a friend's son. It needed a back to bare frame re-build like the Frog. I'm waiting for some grips and need to buy a short stem. Nice bike though. My cousin just donated it - good lad 8)


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Sooo, all that done... on to the Raleigh.

The tip will provide - Mavic Open Sport laced to 105 hubs £3 8) 10 speed cassette included in the price....

I picked up some Specialized tubes that had been discarded on the road :oops: amazingly I got a matched pair!


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The mechs will go to the 28 tooth largest sprocket, here they are de-greased.


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