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Cool Wall - Raleigh
Cool 41%  41%  [ 59 ]
Uncool 59%  59%  [ 86 ]
Total votes : 145
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:03 am 
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Neil G wrote:
I wouldn't even class old Raleigh Burners, Grifters etc cool

Cool for kids, when you started realising what was out there..... :oops:

But what was out there (on the British market) in 1978 that a 10 year old could ride - or even reasonably ever hope to own?

Before the BMX boom really hit (early eighties?) the Grifter was where it was at.


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Surveying the opinion, maybe there should be a Respect Wall as well as a Cool Wall, as exclusivity is overlapping with cool.

A lot of things are viewed as cool here, despite the fact that they break easily, which is pretty uncool to me, but they are exclusive I concede.

So to Raleigh I say "Respect" (and cool).


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I remember hearing about the titanium dynatech's and know my thoughts were like.. :shock: :D 8)
Not long after that, they appaered in magazines and I saw the pictures. First thought by than was more like :oops: :? :roll:

I don't know why... and actually I never asked myself why and don't even want to know why. For me it was clear: Raleigh is UNCOOL

Sorry for those chap's that married to one... it's just an opinion...

...but for me it's MY opinion...


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therealkw15 wrote:
Surveying the opinion, maybe there should be a Respect Wall as well as a Cool Wall, as exclusivity is overlapping with cool.

A lot of things are viewed as cool here, despite the fact that they break easily, which is pretty uncool to me, but they are exclusive I concede.

So to Raleigh I say "Respect" (and cool).


Very true


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I picked up these pics from other threads,I think at least they should be included :?


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Hmm. Looks like the Heron has taken a beating. Will have to put it out of it's misery in the next couple of days...


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Give it a perch on the Respect Wall!

John wrote:
Hmm. Looks like the Heron has taken a beating. Will have to put it out of it's misery in the next couple of days...


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This picture sums up the 'uncool' vote for me:

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Remove the decals and very few people would be able to tell this apart from 101 other no name Ti bikes.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:56 am 
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So, the good people of retrobike have voted. And despite over 100 years of history Raleigh gets voted

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Next up on the cool wall vote coming soon ;)


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I have some weak spot for Raleigh, although I don't like most of them, but there are some really nice ones. And I still have a lot of Raleigh brochures and I would still like a MTi 1000.
So... yep.. cool


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