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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:53 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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Woah, that's the one. Some memories there. Thanks.


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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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Woah, that's the one. Some memories there. Thanks.


where were Vindec made do you know?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:09 am 
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Here's an update from yesterday's first stripdown session:

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

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These are well documented as rebuilt 'Nigerian 3spd Roadsters' when Raleigh were ignoring that newfangled ATB lark.

I still to this day just cannot get myself to like these no matter what. These and Choppers.

I suppose its the crap brakes and just the look of it that put me off as a young fellow-me-lad...

Sorry!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:51 pm 
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These are well documented as rebuilt 'Nigerian 3spd Roadsters' when Raleigh were ignoring that newfangled ATB lark.

I still to this day just cannot get myself to like these no matter what. These and Choppers.

I suppose its the crap brakes and just the look of it that put me off as a young fellow-me-lad...

Sorry!


no offence taken...

... meanie!


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These are well documented as rebuilt 'Nigerian 3spd Roadsters' when Raleigh were ignoring that newfangled ATB lark.

I still to this day just cannot get myself to like these no matter what. These and Choppers.

I suppose its the crap brakes and just the look of it that put me off as a young fellow-me-lad...

Sorry!


I see what you mean, I am on the fence about them but those graphics are AMAZING!


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updates:

http://deadrats.co.uk/2012/11/raleigh-b ... art-three/

http://deadrats.co.uk/2012/12/raleigh-b ... part-four/

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ps the DMR tyres arrived and look great, very lightweight too, so a nice upgrade for the old lump!


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8)

you need some old leather off cuts to bolt round the fork and brake pads. stops a bit of brake flex. oh and some l shaped brakets to do the same on the rear brakes.


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you need some old leather off cuts to bolt round the fork and brake pads. stops a bit of brake flex. oh and some l shaped brakets to do the same on the rear brakes.


yeah good spot, I have both pairs of brake pad attachments, but great idea with the leather wrapping!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:22 pm 
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Not much left to do now, I'm hopefully collecting the frame from the powdercoaters tomorrow and still have to recover the saddle. Meanwhile, here's what's been happening with Lemmy:

The frame & parts sandblasted:
http://deadrats.co.uk/2013/01/raleigh-b ... part-five/

the brakes finished:
http://deadrats.co.uk/2013/02/raleigh-b ... -part-six/

and the wheels polished up:
http://deadrats.co.uk/2013/02/raleigh-b ... art-seven/

Just about to start on repacking the hubs and tensioning the spokes before fitting the tyres.

Also, Mike found some NOS wraps for the front brake pad braces on eBay from a guy selling tons of Chopper bits!

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