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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:13 pm 
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Here it is, built up with the bits I had knocking around:
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Frame: True Temper AT
Headset: Tange Falcon
Front brake: Deore DX
Rear brake: Deore
Front mech: Deore MT60
Rear mech: SRAM ESP 7.0
Wheels: Femco rims, nondescript 8 speed hubs

Goes really nicely, I'm pleased with it. It would have been a keeper had it not been the size of a gate.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:35 pm 
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8)

the first bike i remember wishing i'd bought instead of my 87 courier. there was a green one next to mine every day in teh bike sheds.

Looking at it, the blue has dated better.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:18 pm 
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Er, Chris, your Raleigh has fallen over.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:29 pm 
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chris, lovin the build kit: a tile cutter a spade and some type of solvent 8) :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:59 pm 
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For the love of god, please change the chainset! :lol:

Otherwise, cool :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:42 am 
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For the love of god, please change the chainset! :lol:
Otherwise, cool :wink:

Alas, no. It's the only chainset that fitted its BB, and it was made from bits I had lying around. I bought the frame for cheap, and fitted the bits I had but couldn't find new homes for. Good thing it was too big for me; it rode exceptionally well, very, very light considering how poor some of the parts were. It weighs a sight less than my Galaxy.
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Er, Chris, your Raleigh has fallen over.

Tad, I keep falling over that bike. I've already said it to LGF, but someone, **please** buy it. I don't currently have a life that can support owning such nice things as a 20 year old road bike that's done less than 100 miles since new. :oops:
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chris, lovin the build kit: a tile cutter a spade and some type of solvent 8) :lol:

Unfortunately, my shed is in the middle of a building site; my dad's converting the area where my Raleigh lies prone into his retirement home. And the paint stripper was much nicer than the home brew I've just imbibed on my mate's boat.


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