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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:23 pm 
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Wish I was as young as you lot so that the last bike my folks bought me as a child might have been a mtb. Unfortunately in 1982 in Midlothian no one had ever heard of mtb's and thus I got a Raleigh 3spd Roadster called a Connoseur which did get used off road and being solidly built lasted 20 years of abuse. Didnt see a mtb until my show off mate got a Maverick in 85.

A first bike meet would be fun though, wonder where I can get a 1994 Townsend Beartooth 10 speed in 22" :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:42 am 
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Holy Thread resurection!

My first "MTB" was a Universal Sierra Nevada in blue and white. Went everywhere on that until I bought my DBR Axis. Put the Universal in the back of my dads car with the Axis on top. Got home and the forks were bent out of shape! That was rather scary.


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You lucky lot! All I had was a decrepit old Raleigh racer my dad bought from the car boot market. Lasted a few weeks, kept buckling the wheels, fool me rode up kerbs


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retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I'm going to end up buying another Raleigh Lizard (my first bike) one day, I can just tell.

Did Raleigh produce catalogues with the lower range MTBs in or was it only the Lightweights?

All I can remember from buying the Lizard was that the other considerations were an Amazon or a BSA which was £155 (purely based on memory I think I paid £168 for the Lizard).


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:47 pm 
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Location: UK
its ok for you guys with montages, lizards and mirages, i had a mustang. also 23 inch madness size.
what was that all about anyway? Still got it in storage somewhere, wonder if its still horrible. Loved that bike. :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Raleigh Mirage
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:19 pm 
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My first MTB was a Raleigh Marauder which I brought from a friend at Scouts, sometime in the early 90s. That one lasted me a good few years, and by the age of 14 I'd managed to save up for an M Trax 400 Ti.


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I've jsut got my hands on a Mirage frame too.

Sorry for the thread revival but for the life of me, a 1" stem appears to be too large for the steerer. Can anyone shed any light on this at all?


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Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:55 pm
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Location: Cheshire
Picked up a Mirage myself today - well chuffed :) Needs a clean but all original I think and in pretty good shape.

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