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 Post subject: 1993 Raleigh Peak
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:14 pm 
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Nice rough and ready tip find today...some money changed hands, but not much... tried to resist temptation but it was too cheap and pink not to buy it...

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Seems to be mostly original even down to the very groovy handlebars (apparently titanium under the paint). Rear wheel as supplied was a 700c single speed/fixed flip hub... :facepalm: so I have fitted a spare wheel and tyre to turn it into a rolling chassis - although as it’s 130mm ish at the back it was a bit of a squeeze.

Front wheel looks barely worn. Galvanised spokes are grotty but it would be worth rebuilding I think... if I could find a matching rear!

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I chucked the rusty chain in the scrap pile although chain tool indicated it was unworn... don’t think this has been ridden much poor thing.

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One weirdness is the two self tapping screws sat in the down tube. I panicked that they might have been shoved into little rust holes to hide them but no, they are neatly and intentionally drilled... I wonder why?

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The sensible thing to do would be to rob this for parts, especially as I need a set of similar (black) cantis, but predictably enough I’ve fallen for it already and am fairly well convinced it’s going to get a rebuild. It’s a bit big so I’m thinking touring spec.

Anyone know what size the seatpost is supposed to be. 27.2 goes in but is snug. Maybe it just needs a clean up...?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:42 pm 
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I believe, depending on year, that series of bikes (Peak / Apex / Summit) were either 26.8mm or 27.0mm. My 1992 Summit was 26.8mm.

RE holes - pump maybe?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:23 am 
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Love these...

Had one a few years back and wished I’d never sold it!

Was a proper minter too!

Here’s the link...

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I sold it to a guy on here who probably still has it and might be able to help with seatpost size etc if you see my sold thread on page 2 of the link....

I can’t recall it having that hole in frame and don’t look like it does if you zoom into pics...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:47 am 
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Cool, I love a this era of Raleigh, I also love a tip save. I think I may have a rear lazer 400 on a m550 hub I could Karma you, but not too sure on the condition it came off a wet shed find. I'll have a rummage.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:51 am 
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MR OX wrote:
Cool, I love a this era of Raleigh, I also love a tip save. I think I may have a rear lazer 400 on a m550 hub I could Karma you, but not too sure on the condition it came off a wet shed find. I'll have a rummage.


Wow... that would be cool.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:13 pm 
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Garage fresh
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Spokes are dulled off & needs re-greasing etc
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However nearly straight & has a fair bit of life in it if you want it?


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Raleigh Peak
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:18 pm 
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Wow, totally amazing! Will send you a PM in a bit. Thanks muchly, very positive karma.


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Raleigh Peak
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:35 pm 
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Right, seeing as the back wheel’s sorted (ish - I still need to pick it up) I might as well ask if anyone has a seatpost for the cause.

:)

Doesn’t need to be very long (not too short though) or very shiny. I think the original was grey.


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Raleigh Peak
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:12 pm 
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Just a wild guess about the added screws: perhaps mounting screws for a homemade shoulder strap? Here in North America, they get added to urban commuters to make carrying up stairs easier.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:11 pm 
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Am surprised you can get a 27.2 in there... 27.0 is spec. Look forward to seeing yours built up. I thought about a touring bike conversion with my 21" 1992 Apex on account of its size, but after getting the tyre choice right (in my eyes), it looks grand as it is. The 93 Peak has nice components - nothing I would want to change..


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