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 Post subject: 1989 Raleigh Avanti
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:06 pm 
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I am proud to announce my new addition to the retro family :lol:

This is an 89 Raleigh Avanti that I seem to have woken up from hibernation since its birth ! I won this on Ebay at the weekend , I got it for less than half I was willing to pay 8) happy days.

The early Raleigh's are close to my heart as I worked in a local Raleigh bike shop between 1990 and 1992.

I have just got back from up north with it and have pumped up the tyres and set the canti's. It is 100 % factory even down the panaracer timbuk 11's that are unbelievably not perished even the surface on the rims is not worn out 8)

I will have to give it it a clean and tune up, I have just noticed it doesn't have a chainstay bridge by the bb :shock:

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that is, as known in the trade, 'cool'.

its like they said 'lets throw as much top stuff at it as we can'


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that is, as known in the trade, 'cool'.


+1

I bid on that too, but I had a much lower ceiling than you. Almost finished cleaning up the "Moonshine", will have to get some pics this weekend.



:D :D :D


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Bloody lovely! I am quite jealous. The fork is awesome.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:55 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
its like they said 'lets throw as much top stuff at it as we can'


It does seem like that :lol: , Raleigh's from this era were usually mustangs and lizards etc. This was a lot of dollars back then, £699 to be precise and I love the fact its in the smallest size , most of them were sold in gate form :lol:

Cant wait to ride it


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Another solid addition to the fleet James. Really cool.


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That looks spot on mate !! Love it 8)


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John wrote:
Another solid addition to the fleet James. Really cool.


Cheers John 8)

Well the Tandem has gone and this one has filled its space, Do you reckon I could get away with another as the Tandem was essentially 2 bikes :lol:


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Cool bike - am really glad it went to someone on here and will hopefully stay in one piece.

Something of a bargain I think too - good skills sir!

I have a set of wheels with those m6CDs - bomb proof.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:12 pm 
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Welcome to the Mavic almost-NOS Oxygen M6CD club?


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