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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:00 pm 
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well after 19 years i've got another raleigh massif , it was my first mtb............. it's as close to original as you can get and the paints still good too.......
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the brakes are quite poor so what should i do ? new pads to keep it original?

or dx ?

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or 987's and go with a blue theme ?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:13 pm 
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Wow, looks almost NOS, love the colour 8)

Brake-wise I'd go with the DX, I think the 987's will stick out like a sore thumb...


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:27 pm 
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DX brakes...

Looks well kept - are the handlebars melting tho??


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:06 pm 
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yeah , i think i'll go with the dx's.......... i need to twist the bars round a little lol

it wheelies quite well too , mind you this is where it all started for me :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:23 pm 
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big.eck wrote:
yeah , i think i'll go with the dx's.......... i need to twist the bars round a little lol

it wheelies quite well too , mind you this is where it all started for me :lol:


You know, I build up a bike, and the first thing I do is wheelie it off a curb... Why is that?! lol!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:28 pm 
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pass ? cause if it does'nt fall apart doing it then it'll be safe to ride ? :lol: :lol:

i was always wheeling my bmx's everywhere i went so it was 2nd nature when i got my first mtb i guess ?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:43 pm 
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BITD I had a black and white raleigh mustang... Ah now that was fun...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:57 pm 
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Stories like this are great.

Well done 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:40 pm 
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Fantastic, get that down to Pollock and i'll bring the Alaska 8)

I had one of those but not BITD, it was a good bike, great geometry.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:27 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
Fantastic, get that down to Pollock and i'll bring the Alaska 8)


your on.............

i changed the rear mech for an exage gs one and put old tioga metal pedals on it , going to keep the brakes standard for now ..


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