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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:13 pm 
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And its very nice to and in my size, I just don't have any funds. :cry:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:54 pm 
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I have had two of the 853... one spray painted white( crushed by a Horse) and one red (stolen) by the Raleigh spray shop??
I still have a small yellow one somewhere.... you should try putting a more modern shock in..(I say modern, Manitou 3 way) . it sorts the pedal feedback great!!
A very smooth action, very smooth bearings .. great descender... bobbed like flip on the climbs!!! but I used to wind the damping right up to help.

I still have brochures and stuff...

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:01 pm 
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timax wrote:
I have had two of the 853... one spray painted white( crushed by a Horse) and one red (stolen) by the Raleigh spray shop??
I still have a small yellow one somewhere.... you should try putting a more modern shock in..(I say modern, Manitou 3 way) . it sorts the pedal feedback great!!
A very smooth action, very smooth bearings .. great descender... bobbed like flip on the climbs!!! but I used to wind the damping right up to help.

I still have brochures and stuff...

:wink:


I did think about upgrading it and keeping it but need to start to build up funds as I eventually want a road bike.

The pedal bob can be a killer on the hills I have to climb, hance me getting a trek 6700 hard tail. I'm starting to think I should keep the Raleigh now and throw some money at it.....


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:13 pm 
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Not mine some one who I ran into to at Hamsterly yesterday and he was kind enough to let me have a go. It was great to ride and the bike is in fantastic condition. It's now on my list of bikes I must have.

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Well mine is still for sale as shown above....


Fantastic !!! Looks like original spec too ! 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:37 pm 
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Looking at that I'm almost tempted to do an original build on my frame...

...almost :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:45 pm 
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My RSP 300 is still for sale with no takers. Reduced to £250, it's all original factory spec!


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My RSP 300 is still for sale with no takers. Reduced to £250, it's all original factory spec!


Come on someone, This is a bargain !!!!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:40 pm 
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Have to say, if I didn't already have one I'd be snapping that up... :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:55 pm 
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Just thought i'd post a few pics of my brother's RSP 400.

Owned from new since 1999, all original spec including original tyres!

853 frame, Rock Shox Judy triple clamp front shock, RST 56 rear shock. All Shimano Deore LX and XT components.

My RSP 300 is still for sale here http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=218031

All original and owned from new since 2000!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:41 pm 
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Some shocking colour schemes :shock:


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