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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:50 pm 
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Just returned home with it in the rain. Long round trip, but it looks pretty good. A bit dirty, it has been in the chaps shed for the last 11 years :shock: :shock: :shock: .
The photo shows nothing other than the fact it is on my car :D . I'll keep you posted.

Cheers...Nick

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:09 pm 
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Glad to see some nice handbuilt british metal getting a loving home.

I think you got a bargain there, had it been pretty much anything else it would have cost twice as much and not have been half as good.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:53 pm 
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I think you got a bargain there, had it been pretty much anything else it would have cost twice as much and not have been half as good.


I agree, all in all, it seems to be in fantastic condition, no colour fading, no surface rust, full DX groupset, nice Rigida rims hardly worn, decals pretty much all intact. It has a little bit of chainsuck, a ropey old seatpost/ saddle/grips, but that isn't too much to complain about (don't know about those tyres though, I think they might be on their way even tho they are brand new)

Could be my daily rider I think. I really like it :D 8) :D

Some daylight (-sun) shots below. Will start cleaning it up next week.

Cheers...Nick

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:57 pm 
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Raleigh always seemed to skimp on the grips and saddles as I guess they figured that they are so personal that a lot of people would change them anyway so why bother with expensive kit if it was going to be changed anyway.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:09 pm 
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There's a very similar frame to that occasionally locked up in our bike shed at work.

I'll make a point of having a look next time I walk past, I definitely remember seeing the Raleigh imprint in the ends of the seat stays and thinking it was a nice detail.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:36 pm 
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Nice!! 8) 8)

I did not like those neon colors, but I recently started to appreciate them more!! 1990 all over!! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:46 pm 
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nice find

these old Raleigh's ride really nice
confidence inspiring ,relaxed ,good fun


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:21 pm 
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Looks in great nick. I'm well jealous.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:16 pm 
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That is a cool as Raleigh, Im very slightly jealous also :(

You dont have to have Dyna-tech to have a cool raleigh :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:19 pm 
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Gravy Monster wrote:
That is a cool as Raleigh, Im very slightly jealous also :(

You dont have to have Dyna-tech to have a cool raleigh :lol:

+1

The pink toe-clip straps are the finishing touch :wink:


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