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Cool Wall - Raleigh
Cool 41%  41%  [ 59 ]
Uncool 59%  59%  [ 86 ]
Total votes : 145
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:16 pm 
Mr Darcy
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jez-4-bikes-max wrote:
Gump. You're cool.


Aww cheers Jez :oops:

Maybe one day you too can attain such coolness as me


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:19 pm 
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The Raleigh Dyna-Tech that Baker and Timmis etc rode is iconic, but I struggle to see the brand as cool.

Its a no from me.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:28 pm 
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I was going to vote cool overlooking the crap they turned out thinking more of "Brew mans " bike ......

But...... I quote

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Btw, GT are definitely less cool than Raleigh.


Shocking ..... NOW VOTED VERY UNCOOL !!!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:41 pm 
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This time round it's a head and heart decision.

Some supercool bikes were Raleigh branded (US pro bikes); some supercool bikes were built by Raleigh (UK pro bikes) ....

some cool bikes were built by Raleigh: Special Products Division, Grifter, Chopper, Bomber, (and BMX stuff which I'm not familiar with) ....

yet an amazing number of uncool bikes were built by Raleigh. And Raleigh, perhaps more than any other brand, found ways of producing bikes of an uncoolness that other people could only dream of (Winner, Shopper, Vektar, etc.)


So, heartless (and it grieves me) ...... but uncool.

Perhaps we should intersperse cool wall votes with "awesome", "fabulous" or "special" wall votes? A top spot for Raleigh would be guaranteed on the Raleigh Rampar alone (google it, it's awesome).


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:43 pm 
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I Remember when i was a kid we had a huge Raleigh store in the local shopping centre it had rows and rows of Burners when in there trying to beg for a new bmx my Dad got talking to the manager who had just got in a couple of Mavericks incl a 15 speed one for himself it was like nothing i had ever seen a bike that could do everything i got a Night burner and my Dad bought the Managers own 5 speed Maverick.

Thats were my Raleigh journey started .......... COOL


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:49 pm 
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(Deeply) uncool for me. I like the Rover analogy - I have a vague sense that they were probably good before I was born (either becuase they were actually good, or becuase people hadn't ever seen a good bike/car and thought they were good), but have been useless outdated crap since I've been buying bikes/cars.


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Rumble wrote:
but have been useless outdated crap since I've been buying bikes/cars.


Useless and outdated? What exactly drew you to Retrobike?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:14 pm 
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doctor-bond wrote:
Rumble wrote:
but have been useless outdated crap since I've been buying bikes/cars.


Useless and outdated? What exactly drew you to Retrobike?


:lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:17 pm 
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Mostly for the early to late 70s road stuff but definitely very cool, throw in Caroline Alexander on a fluro DynaTech and surely it is completely beyond doubt?

But votes to date suggest it's a brand for the discerning, free thinker not those who go for the me too Klein, Yeti, Fat etc. :evil:


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 Post subject: Re: RALEIGH
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:22 pm 
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oldmarin wrote:
I Remember when i was a kid we had a huge Raleigh store in the local shopping centre it had rows and rows of Burners when in there trying to beg for a new bmx my Dad got talking to the manager who had just got in a couple of Mavericks incl a 15 speed one for himself it was like nothing i had ever seen a bike that could do everything i got a Night burner and my Dad bought the Managers own 5 speed Maverick.

Thats were my Raleigh journey started .......... COOL


But as your user name is 'oldmarin' presumably it was a short journey (filled with pain and humiliation?) :wink:


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