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 Post subject: Not a BMX but.....
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:53 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:23 pm
Posts: 14
Hi guys, hope this is okay to post in the BMX section, not a BMX but my Raleigh Grifter I restored from a rusty run down wreck a couple of years ago.

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Cheers, Mark (Catho)


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 Post subject: Re: Not a BMX but.....
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:01 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:20 pm
Posts: 6050
I lurk on the pre 98 MTB section normally but thought I'd say a big well done, what a transformation :)

Had a red one of these as a kid, hard as nails and the heaviest bike on the planet!
Well done buddy.


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 Post subject: Re: Not a BMX but.....
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:07 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:23 pm
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Thanks Minifreak, much appreciated.

A bit different to how it was when I picked it up.....

(and STILL the heaviest bike on the planet even now I'm 40 years old!!)

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 Post subject: Re: Not a BMX but.....
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:33 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:20 pm
Posts: 6050
1978 Year I was born too, very very cool


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 Post subject: Re: Not a BMX but.....
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:41 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:23 pm
Posts: 14
There was a July 1976 for sale on a Facebook page a few months back, I'd really have liked that as that was the year and month I was born but it was a bit pricey and needed work so I'll stick to the '78 (Aug).


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 Post subject: Re: Not a BMX but.....
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:49 pm
Posts: 11
I had the metallic red one for christmas 78, rode it for years till i got a bmx. Picked up a survivor (long mudguard version) from leeds a few years back, all it needed was tyres, tubes, replace the seat for a better one and wheels. Felt great on the first test ride.


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 Post subject: Re: Not a BMX but.....
PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:27 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:33 am
Posts: 3244
Location: Riding my Woodsie.
Sweet! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Not a BMX but.....
PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:54 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:23 pm
Posts: 14
80's kid wrote:
I had the metallic red one for christmas 78, rode it for years till i got a bmx. Picked up a survivor (long mudguard version) from leeds a few years back, all it needed was tyres, tubes, replace the seat for a better one and wheels. Felt great on the first test ride.


I never had the Grifter, I had a Strika in 1982 when I was 6 but when I was old enough to progress to the Grifter in 1984 BMX's were all the rage so I had one of them.

I always remember the Grifter being the 'must have' bike (The Chopper was a few years before my time) so I wanted one to relive my childhood and own a Grifter, also I restored an old Vauxhall Carlton Gsi3000 which I take to classic and retro car shows in the summer so the Grifter looks good stood with the car.

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 Post subject: Re: Not a BMX but.....
PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:57 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:23 pm
Posts: 14
firedfromthecircus wrote:
Sweet! 8)


Cheers pal.


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 Post subject: Re: Not a BMX but.....
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:04 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:52 pm
Posts: 208
Location: manchester uk
Nice work there. Which was harder to source parts for the grifter or the gsi


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