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 Post subject: 1985 Raleigh Maverick
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:08 pm 
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Oh no, What have I done :oops:

I have just picked up this, Ok its nothing special but for me it is the 1st MTB I ever cast my eyes upon when a lad and had many go's on one of these. This i belive to be a 1985 model which was raleighs 1st mountain bike they produced. I have been on the look out for a long time but the usually involve a stepladder to get onto, Luckily for me this is the smallest size they made 8). This is not to be confused with the POS that followed that were based upon BMX bottom brackets, BMX headsets and pressed steel chainsets :roll:

I have literally just got this as you see it which I think is in good honest never done much condition. Its missing the original bars and stem (not such a bad thing) & tyres are bloddy awful.

I need to sort out the brakes and gears big time as the cables have little movement.

Hope you enjoy seeing it and rest assured you will see it at a retro bike meet soon :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:58 pm 
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Wow, this brings back memories! I had the Maverick with the brown and "champagne" colour scheme...

Gravy Monster wrote:
This is not to be confused with the POS that followed that were based upon BMX bottom brackets, BMX headsets and pressed steel chainsets :roll:


...yeah, it might have been that one. No front mech, only a shifter for the 5 or 6 speeds on the back.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:05 pm 
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JohnH wrote:
Wow, this brings back memories! I had the Maverick with the brown and "champagne" colour scheme...

Gravy Monster wrote:
This is not to be confused with the POS that followed that were based upon BMX bottom brackets, BMX headsets and pressed steel chainsets :roll:


...yeah, it might have been that one. No front mech, only a shifter for the 5 or 6 speeds on the back.


The champagne one was the same era and was same f&f if I recall some even had side pull brakes too :shock: , The raleigh mustang, yellow white maverik were the POS I was really referring too ! But POS they were they did get people into the revloution of mountain bikes way back when 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:31 pm 
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i had a mustang bitd
now have an yukon and just bought a summit :shock:

found this site too

http://www.raleighbikes.com/index.php


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Cheers Mikee, there is some great Raleigh info there will have a sniff there later methinks 8)


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 Post subject: raleigh
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:24 pm 
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another goodun to add to your collection of fine machines


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:21 pm 
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Gravy Monster wrote:
The champagne one was the same era and was same f&f if I recall some even had side pull brakes too :shock:

You're absolutely right, GM! When I think back, it had caliper brakes front and back! Ooooh dear! :? :(


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:34 pm 
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JohnH wrote:
Gravy Monster wrote:
The champagne one was the same era and was same f&f if I recall some even had side pull brakes too :shock:

You're absolutely right, GM! When I think back, it had caliper brakes front and back! Ooooh dear! :? :(


Yep my first ATB was a 5 speed Maverick with caliper brakes :lol:
I was so envious of all other bikes with V-brakes :cry:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:38 pm 
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Awesome. The Maverick is as important to UK mountain biking as the Stumpjumper is to the US.


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