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    Bugatti Touring Sport

    HaHa. It’s a belter alright 🤣 I might see if our postman wants to buy it.
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    Bugatti Touring Sport

    Forgot to say, it looks like the person that bought it from new had ridden it around the block once or twice and then put it in his shed for the rest of its life.
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    Bugatti Touring Sport

    Evening. I’ve just been given this when I picked up my recent Raleigh Banana 18-23. The lady kindly gave me it as she was clearing her garage. It’s a Bugatti Touring Sport. I’ve not had chance to have a good look at it and was wondering if anyone has any info on it. It’s obviously a very cheap...
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    Maillard freewheel tool needed.

    Thanks for the quick reply. I’ll try that, cheers
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    Maillard freewheel tool needed.

    Hi all, it’s been a while since I put a post up here. I’ve just got myself an old gas pipe Raleigh team banana to play with and I need to strip the 6 speed freewheel down. it’s a Maillard 24 spline jobby and they would appear to cost almost as much as the bike I’ve just bought. The only ones...
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    Philjimpott Feedback

    Shimano 600 Arabesque part group set Thanks Jim. All items arrived in good good condition and as described. Top communication and fast delivery. Cheers, Geoff. :D
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    Shimano 600 Arabesque part group set

    Hello, Thanks for your reply, Are you open to offers? :) KR, Geoff. Tell you what, I'll retract my last question and offer you the full £45 in delivery if your're will to sell me them. Geoff.
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    Shimano 600 Arabesque part group set

    Hello there, How much do you want for the set? KR, Geoff.
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    Classic Raleigh ??? Identification

    Re: Thank you all for the advice. Etch primer it is then. I'm going to give the frame one more light sanding before any paint though, not really happy with the bottom bracket area yet. Having said all that, it'll have to wait until payday now - funds are thinning rapidly :( Will keep you...
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    Classic Raleigh ??? Identification

    Re: Will this dropout be ok?
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    Classic Raleigh ??? Identification

    Re: The frame is now clean. What grade of wet n dry paper should I go down to on the bare metal before applying my first primer coat? Is it necessary to carry out this Acid wash before the primer goes on? To be honest it looks like a thing of beauty now its free from all that nasty paint :D...
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    Classic Raleigh ??? Identification

    Re: The first application didn't do much at all, but I was being stingy with the stuff as it costs a bomb! Today I applied another thick coat all over and this really did the business. It was blistering the paint all over within 30 minutes. After 40 minutes I applied another thin coat over...
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    Classic Raleigh ??? Identification

    Re: Well, I'm officially mad. I went and bought a tin of Nitromors and made a start stripping the paint.
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    Classic Raleigh ??? Identification

    Re: You can't argue with that :lol: I might ask my niece for a quote, hopefully I'll get at least mates rates! What about the decals, would I apply them to the freshly powder coated frame and then lacquer over the whole frame? Cheers, Geoff.
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    Classic Raleigh ??? Identification

    Re: My Niece works for a powder coating company but I didn't know if this was suitable for a bike finish. I guess it must be though, plenty of everyday items sport a powder coated finish. :lol: I have a compressor and spray guns should I go down the paint route. Would that make the finish...
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    Classic Raleigh ??? Identification

    Re: At last, the frame is now totally stripped of all components. I only have an hour on an evening after work to play with, it's taking some time :( Please could someone offer some advice about stripping the paint and painting? I guess this has been covered a hundred time before here, so...
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    Classic Raleigh ??? Identification

    Re: It's off!!!! Stronglight BB too. It sounds really rough even though its totally cleaned up now. What would you guys do with it? Would you just replace the bearings with new, or replace the whole lot for a sealed BB? Sorry for all the silly questions but this is all very new to me...
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    Classic Raleigh ??? Identification

    Re: Thanks for the colour scheme Guy. That bike really is something you should be proud of. I managed to get the other crank off today but now I have the BB to contend with. :( Now its off, its really noticeable how rough the BB is. Does anyone know which tools I need now to get this off...
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    Classic Raleigh ??? Identification

    Re: Hi Mark, I've just given them a good soak in Fospro. Hopefully they'll undo easily, having said, nothing has been easy with this project so far :shock: Seeing as though my frame has been resprayed in the past, I am thinking about the Raleigh Team look like this...
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