Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:24 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: 1986 Raleigh Panasonic
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:29 pm 
Road Moderator
Road Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:07 pm
Posts: 4715
Location: Sheppey, Kent
This is my "good bike". I've had it for about 16 or 17 years, it was the first bike I built from scratch having got the frame at Hernehill jumble.

It now sports Shimano 600 Ultegra groupset, I have the correct brake levers in a box somewhere. Recently I've added a Ponza saddle and a 105 Hollowtech crank which I'm really not sure whether it suits it.

I keep debating whether to bring the components up to date with a complete new 105 group or whether to refit the 600 crank and levers and have it retro style. Having seen the bikes on here I'm erming towards the retro decision. Converting it to a fixed wheel has crossed my mind too....

Anyway here she is:


Attachments:
raleigh.jpg
raleigh.jpg [ 131.73 KiB | Viewed 5124 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:25 pm 
The Guv'nor
The Guv'nor
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:19 pm
Posts: 23175
Location: Retrobike HQ
great looking bike with a top paint job too 8)

What tubing is it?

Got to go back to full 600, maybe with the inclusion of aero brake levers.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:04 pm 
Deputy National AEC
Deputy National AEC
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:43 pm
Posts: 5169
Location: Cumbria, England.
That is awesome. Great Raleigh colour scheme and extremely tidy for its age too. More pics please if you'd be so kind.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:07 pm 
Pumpy's Bear
Pumpy's Bear
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:03 pm
Posts: 8145
Location: Hereford
Nice, here's it's even bigger brother with Nuovo Record although I prefer your use of black saddle and blue bar tape.

Do you know any definitive way to date these?


Attachments:
Raleigh.JPG
Raleigh.JPG [ 144.37 KiB | Viewed 5096 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:26 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:16 pm
Posts: 8658
I remember those, nice bike :D 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:12 pm 
Road Moderator
Road Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:07 pm
Posts: 4715
Location: Sheppey, Kent
Thanks for the comments guys.

The bike is embarrassingly dirty after my years of not being into cycling and neglecting it, sad really as when I lived with my parents many moons ago I kept it on my bedroom wall. Once I've got it all shiny again I'll take more pictures.

I'll put the 600 stuff back/ on it. I would like a Cinelli stem and bars before I put the brake levers on though. Got get some stuff sold and some money saved!

I'd like white saddle, blue tape really although I just put a black Ponza saddle on it but would love a white flite, perhaps a blue....

I aged the frame with the sticker on it that celebratory Reynolds sticker can't think what it says something like 50 years of 531, I'd have to look.

There were also 3 other models that had this paint job a high-ten, a 501 model and of course the 753 which as far as I know was never mass produced and was just for the team riders.

Yeah I love it it just needs some tlc.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:32 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:18 pm
Posts: 3186
Location: NFA
Like it... Raleigh's were great werent they...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:25 am 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 11, 2008 10:13 pm
Posts: 6066
Location: Chester
ah, love those Raleighs, the paint scheme is very similar to my very first grown up kids bike if you know what i mean :?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: OnTheUp and 19 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group