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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:36 pm 
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My new project, is awaiting collection at the courier. I sadly wasnt in when they tried to deliver. Thanks to Degsuk for the frame :D
and hope its ok to use the sale picture.

Its an early 90’s Raleigh Kalahari. If anyone has any details on specs or pictures they would be much appreciated, I know it had Shimano Deore LX parts as it says it on the frame :P .

I would also like people memories if they have ridden one, i hope it does not get the same ammount of 'flak' that the Raleigh Activator thread gets :shock:

My plans are too give it a service and put on some parts bin spares and just ride it. I know its not the lightest of frames and its lucky I have thighs like king kong.

Here it is in all its glory :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:54 pm 
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I, for one, think that is a nice looking frame, and am looking forward to seeing it built up!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:09 pm 
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SIMONFREESE wrote:
I, for one, think that is a nice looking frame, and am looking forward to seeing it built up!


Kind of you to say so :D

I like the look of it and i am a fan of Raleighs I have already mocked it up with some alloy rims, bars etc.

Going to fit a new bottom bracket later, give it a clean and then start the build. Probably going to remove the Kalahari decal and just keep the Raleigh one.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:13 pm 
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I have a Raleigh Record Sprint, black paint with the same Raleigh logo, so I was bound to like this one!

I think with 'retro' bikes it's all about what you enjoy, if you worried about others you would just buy a new Specialized and be done with it! Hope you enjoy building this one up, it should bring you a lot of fun!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:12 am 
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i think a mate had one of those, came with complete 1993 LX groups


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:01 pm 
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Good grief :)

A mate of mine got one of those with his first pay check when he started working. Shimano Altus A10 groupset and a Girvin Flex-Stem iirc


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:15 pm 
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MonkeyBoy76 wrote:
Good grief :)

A mate of mine got one of those with his first pay check when he started working. Shimano Altus A10 groupset and a Girvin Flex-Stem iirc


:D

Your are correct on the spec, i am giving this one a little upgrade though.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:00 pm 
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I am struggling to find a seatpost that fits the frame, i have several in the parts bin but no joy :(

I have looked on Sheldon but my bikes not listed.

Amyone help or point me in the right direction


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:39 pm 
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I have a Kalahari (bought new for £300 in summer 93). It has the Girvin flex-stem and Exage brakes / gear train... totally stock and still on the original tyres.

I always found it to be ok to ride with a nice gear change. Thought about getting rid of it a few times and buying something newer to get back into cycling... or maybe keeping it and adding suspension forks.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:05 pm 
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i think it takes a 27.0 seatpost


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