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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:36 am 
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In preparation for its arrival tomorrow I thought I might start a new threat.

I'm hoping that I can keep this in its original condition but we will have to see, it looks a bit ruff in the only picture I have but it definitely worth saving even if I have to get it repainted and new decals. I will get better pictures of it this weekend.

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and the sale add i bought if from just so you can see what it looked like when I picked it up.

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Wow :shock: , I can't wait to see this one come together, My all time fav Raleigh is the 87 Avanti, I have only ever seen the 87 ones in gate form & never in my size :( , I hope you do it proud 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Raleigh Avanti
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:37 pm 
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This bike has an honourable past. It has been ridden across the top of Helvellyn and twice along High Street, the Roman Road in the east of the lakes. Claife Heights, Grizedale Forest and bridleways around Ingleborough being other highlights. I once looped the loop when the front wheel fell into a swamp and I went over the handlebars. (No harm done to the bike, just my pride.)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:01 pm 
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And here it is after a quick clean. After such an interesting past I think I will just clean it up as best I can give a service, so it can get out on the trial this summer.


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That is so very nice :) , Im sure the bar ends have been removed already ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Raleigh Avanti
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:15 am 
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My first purchase and yes the bar end are in the spare part bin.They just don't look right.

Now I must try and keep out of the man cave now, apparently it's mother's day.....


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 Post subject: Re: 1987 Raleigh Avanti
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:33 pm 
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When out for a quick 30min blast and its a nice ride, I think its better than my 80`s Muddy Fox. :shock:

But after stripping the frame and attacking it with the TCut, I think I'm going to get it re painted.Powder coat white then spray over the top with the blue?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:20 pm 
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Full set of new decals have been ordered from Nick at H Lloyd Cycles. Top bloke and very helpful.


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These 531 frames are indeed nice to ride, be great to see another Raleigh make it back to full glory. Wonder if H. Lloyd have the decals for my team?

Carl.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:09 am 
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MADB wrote:

But after stripping the frame and attacking it with the TCut, I think I'm going to get it re painted.Powder coat white then spray over the top with the blue?


Yes or just powdercoat it white and leave it that colour. Will look good with the turquoise decals.


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