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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 11:07 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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righteo

aint posted any projects for a few years, too many yoghurt knitters at times :wink: and i dont take insults well lol

........so thought id other this up, a bit different and a bit personal....ish :roll:

early this year i purchased a nicely sized raleigh mirage, pics looked good, seller was spot on and honest and a deal was done. i didnt really need another bike but reflecting on my youth and remembering seeing a montage with u brake on the naval estate i grew up on, thought sod it ill have one. even back then i appreciated the clean lines of a frame boasting chainstay mounted u brakes, still not sure how well they work in mud but who cares...........lol.

admittantly its not the bike i wanted back then, but a bit different to what ive had and got.

heres the bike as i got it this spring, lovely patina, some nice parts and was gonna use it to pop to the in laws for sunday dinner and ride to work on nice days.exage trail groupset,OE steel bits and a very comfy saddle

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pretty standard but with 21 speed qr wheelsand a bmx rear brake, rode like this for a bit and thought id build something cool for mayhem. cant ride for 2 weeks as from monday due to surgery so gonna build it up bit by bit. got everything i think so let the rebuild start.

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suspect frame is actually a 1988, this year seems to be u brake and 89, same as guv's has cantis. also the stem is 21.1, not 22.2 std 1".

found a post that i gave a quick polish and found a hiterite in my box's of bits 8)

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updates as and when :D

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 11:41 pm 
Gold Trader
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my next door neighbour has one of these in purple, its like new condition but wont sell me it! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 12:39 am 
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My first mtn bike was a 90 Mirage, the purple one. It was stoilen twice ( I didnt get it back the 2nd time).
Takes me back, mine had the 89 graphics on after it was returned with the graphics removed the 1st time.

Enjoy your retro raleigh anyhow.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 8:09 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Looks tidy dude


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 8:22 am 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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it will be spam tidy lol


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 10:40 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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no-one will get that now the spam has been removed!


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 11:03 am 
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Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
Dibs for a lap at MM!


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 12:09 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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only if you promise to keep it clean.................or get it really dirty :twisted:


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 11:45 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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cleaned and refitted the OE stem and polished up some old but wide bars

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also cleaned the very comfy saddle :D

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then started fitting some components.xt thumbies, xt 4 finger levers and some modern :roll: but lock on :wink: grips.

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gonna get some drivetrain stuff on tomorrow, in between sending parcels and looking for a new car :(


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 8:25 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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little update, had a spare hour

fitted new u brake
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and fronts
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then fitted an exage trail chainset, with lovely biopace rings, impressed with the smooth bb tbh, will keep it for now

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gonna be on hold for a few days now, skydiving tomorrow, snip on monday and no riding for a few weeks, great prep for MM eh :roll: hope this rides half as good as the old 85 rockhopper :D


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