Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:36 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Raleigh Maverick 198?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:42 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:00 am
Posts: 6187
Location: York
So I have stupidly bought another bike on a whim :roll:

But as we all say..... I couldnt resist it, it needed rescueing, but its a classic

Raleigh Maverick

Can't quite place the year but i'm guessing at 1986, as far as I can tell its completely original right down to the mudguards and rack even the leather straps on the front brake are still going strong, the wheels cleaned up without issue -no rust in sight but the tyres were rotted out so changed them for some budget ones from the shed, but otherwise......really nice.

My only problem is I was caught sneaking it into the shed :( so I'm in trouble again.

mmmmmmm

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Enjoy


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:12 pm 
King of the DuckBoard
King of the DuckBoard

Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:30 pm
Posts: 21233
Location: 26 the only wheel size
in great condition. I had one in black and white.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:32 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:26 pm
Posts: 22147
Location: Northest North Yorkshire. whippet real good...
I think that’s older with the chrome rims etc.

1984 design launched in 85.

“Eventually, Yvonne Rix persuaded the Raleigh board that a move into mountain bike production made sense. In spring 1985, Raleigh launched Maverick, its first range of MTBs. Offered in 5, 15 and 18-speed versions, it was built using traditional Raleigh roadster-style brazing. However, initial sales were disappointing. The MTB market in the UK remained relatively small, with few domestic players and no meaningful presence yet from American or Taiwanese companies.“


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:55 pm
Posts: 64
Good find.

I find frames and parts far easier to sneak in than complete bikes. Or keep all bikes the same colour. They blend into each other when stacked together and harder to keep track of numbers.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:00 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:53 am
Posts: 1107
Location: the shed
I like that :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:05 am 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:19 pm
Posts: 1165
Location: Falkirk/Cumbria
Great find, looks mint 8)

But, whoever thought chrome rims and caliper brakes were a good idea on a mountain bike should be given a slap :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:22 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:44 pm
Posts: 192
Location: bristol
Good find ! however your Maverick seems to be something of a maverick !

You would expect to find the steel rims ( dated '86 ) , steel hubs and caliper
brakes on the low end/ 5 spd version of the Maverick ? I always thought
that the 15/18 spd variants had alloy rims/hubs and cantilever brakes

Maybe there was an intermediate level spec ? though I have never seen one ,
until now

It would be interesting to know what front and rear mechs the bike has ,
also a view of the rear dropout to see if it is a forging or simply blanked out


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:33 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:28 am
Posts: 8034
Location: Solaris Station
Raleigh were well known for their 'recycling', basically if they had parts left over from other defunct models they often got used on other models.

The rims and brakes were almost certainly left over from Raleigh Bombers, so they would have had stocks left over.....


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:29 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:00 am
Posts: 6187
Location: York
Hi Guys,
Thank you for your comments, the bike is in good nic and I'm glad I saved it from the Uni sale, the original owner must have vaselined the rims and put it into storage hence they look so good. friction shifting is by huret and it works really well, best shot I can get at the moment of the dropout area as its on end in the shed.

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:26 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:44 pm
Posts: 192
Location: bristol
Based on my own bike , I think that the early ' made in Japan ' Mavericks had alloy
rims/hubs and cantilever brakes . The mechs were Suntour Mountech and
the dropouts were forged

In later '86 the UK manufactured bikes had Sach-Huret mechs with cheaper
'blanked out' plate dropouts similar to the Mustang , to save money

Presently on ebay there is an extremely rare Raleigh Metropolitan , just
to complicate matters even more !


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Keithsax and 56 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