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 Post subject: 1984 Raleigh Maverick
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:37 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Now, please correct me if I'm wrong but I 'believe' that the Maverick was the first mountain bike you could buy in the UK, I recall the Muddy Fox Seeker was around the same time.

Anyway, here's my Raleigh Maverick. Got the frame on eBay last month for 99p & when I got it the BB threads still had paint on, so, no, this bike has never been made up, not a scratch on it. It's a lovely frame, very heavy but angles to die for. I've built it up using 100% original stock based on a bit of research. Suntour drivetrain, Araya rims, Dia Compe brakes etc. I'd loved to have gone Shimano DeerHead but that kit was only for the fancy US bikes.

I actually use this bike to comute to central London so I had to buy the saddle plus some 1.95 Kenda cruiser slicks.

So, here she is, what do you think?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:41 pm 
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way cool,really good bargain there chap 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:49 pm 
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Agentorange, that's so cool. Great to see a maverick up here and what a great example. And there was me thinking they appeared in '86-'87. :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:59 pm 
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that's great - a nice counterpoint to the american klunkerz we see here.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:59 pm 
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Now that hits the spot!

If anyone needs convincing of this retrobike thang that is it. Where else can you get that value for money in any other walk of life.

99p for that frame,Cost me 99p for a Galaxy chocky bar today. And i ate the thing in 5 mins flat!

Cheers,Al Full of chocolate, Cornwall! :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:08 pm 
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My first mountain bike was a maverick, very similar to that, only gun-metal blue witha different stem, is that the 18 speed model?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:14 pm 
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Really like that - looks very large, what size is it?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:16 pm 
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my guess 22" (maybe 23")


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:38 pm 
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Love the bullmoose bars :) I had a set on an early ten speed, calliper braked and steel rimmed pseudo mountain bike, I junked it about three years ago only keeping the very old school thumbies. I wish I had of kept the bars too :(


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:46 pm 
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That first picture Image


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