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 Post subject: 1980s ti raleigh
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:06 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Always wanted one and just aquired it recently .Rides like new in mint condition :D . Looking for correct period brake levers to go with bike ???


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:33 pm 
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Looks nice, is the paint red or going pink?

Will look good polished if so :)


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 Post subject: 1980s ti raleigh
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:14 pm 
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It is/was red but gone bit dull due age but a good buff and polish will have it back to red . Not one bit rust anywhere on frame :wink: .


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:48 pm 
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Be careful with polishing the red back. I tried this once on a blue Raleigh that had faded but the sun had bleached the colour right through. Unfortunately I got down to the primer before I discovered this! :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:25 pm 
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probably had Weinmann levers.

try a polish like armor-all before t-cut as this 'feeds' the paint where its oxidised


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:56 pm 
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I've tried 'Red' T-Cut on an old red frame and it seemed to bring the colour back pretty well. Just take it lightly.


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 Post subject: 1980 retro raleigh ti
PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:22 pm 
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Here she is again after good clean and polish -mint :D
Still after some campag brake levers/cals .

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:21 pm 
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Hi, what's the make of your fluted seat post? Do you think it's original?


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 Post subject: 1980s ti raleigh
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:35 pm 
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Its the original post , its an "SR Laprade" item.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:08 pm 
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I think it's the same as on my 1986 Raleigh Road Ace - I'll have a look tomorrow. It's one of the few parts on my bike that isn't Shimano 600. I saw what was advertised on eBay as a 600 seat post, but I wasn't altogether convinced.

My bike is a 21 1/2" frame - a bit too big for me, but the smallest Raleigh produced at the time - and the fluted part of the seat post is almost entirely sunk into the seat tube, which is a pity because I think they do look rather stylish.


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