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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:57 pm 
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Not an MTB but certainly better in here than the skinny section... always wanted one of these so I jumped at the chance to rebuild one for a nice chap called Mike in Holmfirth. Pic shows it as it is today, not too bad for 29 but more than starting to show it's age... note possibly period Renthal bar brace (which is staying), NOS Raleigh pedals and NOS SA shifter assembly (after original exploded some time ago!) and non OE forks & headset (original supplied by Mike).

the beast...
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decal nirvana...
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original 2.125" rims in decent condition...
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A full restoration is one the cards now, must crack on now so please find plenty more pics and info here:

http://deadrats.co.uk/2012/11/raleigh-b ... -part-one/


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:50 pm 
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Those decals are the nuts. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:55 pm 
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Skeelsie wrote:
Those decals are the nuts. 8)


innit! here are the new repro's Mike supplied with the bike:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:55 pm 
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scan of the brochure, "you know the owner of a Bomber is not to be tangled with" :lol: perhaps Lemmy had one? I certainly like to think so...

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and these DMR Supermoto 26 x 2.2" tyres are one of the only upgrades the bike is getting over spec as shown above (along with leather faced brake pads and a load of new stainless steel fittings):

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:01 pm 
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That looks a lot like the Vindec (?) Trekker (??) I had as a mere strapling. the frames looks the same with the bend near the seat tube. My bike had huge chrome reinforcement bars running from the fork crown to the dropouts.

This did not aid keeping the weight down much below a hundred-weight.

Mine had a three speed Sturmey setup.

Those are the coolest decal set ever!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:06 pm 
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Iwasgoodonce wrote:
That looks a lot like the Vindec (?) Trekker (??) I had as a mere strapling. the frames looks the same with the bend near the seat tube. My bike had huge chrome reinforcement bars running from the fork crown to the dropouts.

This did not aid keeping the weight down much below a hundred-weight.

Mine had a three speed Sturmey setup.

Those are the coolest decal set ever!


What year was that?

This Bomber weighs in at a meaty 36lbs in old money... :shock:

The bolted on seat-stays are a feature I had forgotten about, that and the (150mm) cottered cranks* I imagine would make for an interesting ride quality off road... I know it's not intended for anything but road cruising but I bet loads of these got mashed up round the woods BITD!

* and those awful brakes!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:09 pm 
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Late 70s I reckon. Yup, you certainly had to book the brakes a week in advance. I think the Raleigh may be more up market.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:14 pm 
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Yup, you certainly had to book the brakes a week in advance.


:lol: excellent :twisted:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:45 pm 
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Late 70s I reckon. Yup, you certainly had to book the brakes a week in advance. I think the Raleigh may be more up market.


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