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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:53 pm 
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johntomjoe wrote:
thats why i joined freecycle,to rescue bikes before they go to the tip,clean them up fit new cables etc then flog em off to fund projects,or swop them for more

http://www.freecycle.org/


i got a Raleigh Burner from this network, totally dogged, now look at it:

before: - the cranks wouldn't even turn.

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i actually remember meeting a boy back when i was young that had a Raleigh Activator II, i loved it. but not knowing much about bikes, it was my first encounter with a 'full sus' bike, but was obsessed with the 'bouncy bouncy' however little bounce it had :P


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:42 am 
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i like the bike (burner) and love this thread,not offended....proud of my acheivements tho.... and thankfull to freecycle :D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:28 pm 
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another bike that came to me dressed as an mtb!

now turning it into a single speed,and dont ask me what parts im using (technicaly :P ) as im using what comes up free or cheap


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:29 pm 
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another bike that came to me dressed as an mtb!

now turning it into a single speed,and dont ask me what parts im using (technicaly :P ) as im using what comes up free or cheap


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:53 pm 
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NAILTRAIL96 wrote:
Had this been a cool wall thread then there's nothing in here thats out there.
Given that it's someones thread about their own bike, some of it could easily be seen as offensive even.


mmm if i took all insults to heart i wouldnt bother on these forums.....dont care what the 'snobs' think there's plenty who like these crappy bikes
............will have to try and make this one of the biggest threads!

heres one of the Activators sleeping partners


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:17 pm 
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11 pages and counting...:lol:


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A few relics possibly out living the newer bikes around, good to see :)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:59 pm 
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got a new work stand especially for activators....only £12,000 :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:47 pm 
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This thread was rather fun to read, and if it gives you joy restoring these 'mountainbikes' then you just go ahead.
But just to be clear: these bikes are absolutely horible. Horible!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:15 pm 
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Not restoring just using and if the majority thinks its horrible without owning or riding one,then so be it,just dont have to keep reminding me....i started this thread for a laugh and to prove a point that without the mistakes made by these bikes ,they wouldnt have improved their designs,

and it is RETRO :!:


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