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 Post subject: 199? Raleigh Lizard
PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:11 pm 
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Location: He doesn't live in "The You-Kay"; he lives in GREAT BRITAIN!
Yes, I have decided to come-out as a Raleigh Lizard owner. Me and my mates daughter- she's three- both think it is a marvelous bike, although I can think of a lot of routes where I wouldn't take it.
I've modified it by giving it aluminium rimmed wheels- as brought it still had it's original lethal Van-Shorthoerst chrome rims- black seat pillar, cranks and chain rings to match it's original black stem, bars and cantilevers.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:32 am 
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Had one as a kid; loved it.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:11 am 
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Love this Rich.

My brother had one and I had the Montage. :D :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:13 am 
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My first mountain bike too! Excellent.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:59 pm 
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cool bike !! :D

as i have said many times on here before... this is exactly why i love this site !! Its nice to see the lower end bikes, especially such a leg end of a bike the famous Raleigh Lizard.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:02 pm 
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This takes me back.
Me and my friend windowshopping in '91.
I bought a Batavus, he bought this one.
This looks like very little used.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:14 pm 
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Wow real flashback this is...!

I had one for years, it was bomb proof, really. I managed to fall off mine dozens of times and not one thing went wrong with it.

Only consumables were tyres and cables.

My party piece on this bike was to build a ramp and jump over 4 people (kids, as I was only 11) Li-Chi brakes were s**t though.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:58 pm 
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i think my mates little bro had one, with discs, front and rear


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:02 pm 
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giant-one wrote:
My brother had one and I had the Montage. :D :D


Snap & in the same order :lol: long time since i've seen one & it's brought back memories


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:34 pm 
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Location: He doesn't live in "The You-Kay"; he lives in GREAT BRITAIN!
I've finally got round to filling in the details.

SPECS. Square brackets show original fitments that have been replaced by something else.

Frame: 17" Raleigh ATT23 tubes and stays (1" plain steel?) dog leg rear drop outs

Fork: Raligh ATT23 Unicrown

Headset: 1" threaded

Stem: Black Sakae steel quill,

Handlebar: Black steel continous curve, Raleigh Lizard sticker on L.H.S

Grips: Black

Brakes: Steel re-enforced black resin Shimano BR M200 CANTILEVERS,

Brake Pads: Shimano,

Brake Cables:

Cantilever cable hangers:
Hole through the stem [front],
Chromed steel collar combined with seat pillar release (rear)

Brake Levers: Suntour XC Power [Lee-Chi]

Shifters: Suntour XC Power [Shimano S.I.S MS52] thumbshifters,

Front Derailleur: Sachs Huret,

Rear Derailleur: Shimano S.I.S and derailleur guard (V. Raleigh!)

Derailleur Cables: Shimano S.I.S sheaths

Cassette: 6 Speed Shimano MF-HG22.

Chain: LG

Cranks: Black aluminium Suntour [Silver aluminium unbranded]
Crank Bolts: Bolts!
Chainrings: Silver 170mm, stamped DO made in France
Chainring bolts: Rivets
Bottom Bracket: Oversize adjustable unit, still only nine bearing even though eleven would fit.
Pedals: Resin core with black steel cages

Hub Skewers: Shimano front, bolts at back

Rims:
Belgium made Aleesa 421 (Front) [VanShorthorst chromed steel rims].
Rear rear Weinmann WM T6 aluminium

Hubs:
Sachs front, Quando rear.

Tyres:
Tioga Psycho II (Front), [D.S.I's]
DSI (Rear)

Saddle: Selle Italia Anatomic [Selle Royale for Raleigh hard foam one piece, stamped 1990.]

Seatpost: ETC black aluminium one piece micro adjustable [Chromed steel tapered pillar with clamp bracket]

Seatpost Binder: "R" Raleigh branded nut and bolt with chrome steel collar.

Cat Eye RR90 WT reflectors


Last edited by Rich Aitch on Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:28 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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