Raleigh Appreciation Society

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby pentlandexile » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:51 pm

Thanks for the info. My hubs are Normandy Luxe Competition , the front one has cleaned up perfectly but the cones are in bad shape on the back and one will probably need to be replaced.... as for the rims, the faded stickers read 'Raleigh alloy rim 700x25c', there's no info stamped on them. They're light though. Does your bike have the screw-on Dura-ace five speed freewheel?
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Orbiter » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:34 pm

Same hubs. I have a Suntour 6speed screw on cassette on mine. The number stamped under the BB on mine reads WL 0o0482 which I think indicates an August '82 build.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Wed May 30, 2012 6:56 pm

not a beauty contest winner, but here it is:
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby frailer5 » Wed May 30, 2012 7:20 pm

Beauty in the eye of the beholder... looks beautiful enough to me. Gotta love quality bikes of that era. Maybe it's just my age. :|
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby ldrcycles » Wed May 30, 2012 8:40 pm

frailer5 wrote:Beauty in the eye of the beholder... looks beautiful enough to me. Gotta love quality bikes of that era. Maybe it's just my age. :|


+1, except for that stem, can't stand the look of those myself.

Question- is this the right place to post a BSA Tour of Britain, given it has a Raleigh branded Huret rear derailleur?
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby brasstinman » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:27 pm

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby mddawson » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:25 pm

I owned two Raleigh bicycles in the 1970s/80s. The first was a purple Chopper and when I out-grew this I had a Raleigh Carlton Cobra - chrome Reynolds 531 frame with metallic red and black paint. The Brooks leather seat was really comfortable and I regret selling the Cobra.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby vaeske » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:01 am

After months and months of procrastinating, finally go this bad boy back on the road, with a little help from a few friends along the way!

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Maybe this one will make the trip up next week, maybe the van werkhoven will get another run.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby pentlandexile » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:40 pm

vaeske wrote:After months and months of procrastinating, finally go this bad boy back on the road, with a little help from a few friends along the way!

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Maybe this one will make the trip up next week, maybe the van werkhoven will get another run.


Looks brilliant - how much work did you have to do on it?
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby vaeske » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:18 am

jeeze, well the frame was in good nick but the trouble was that the crown races had to be filed down for a fair bit before i can fit the campy headset on there. I was strugglng to find he right fitting one and it was inevitable at the end.

the other issue was that the adjustable bottom bracket cup doesn't sit on the face properly. the BB face needed to be flat and i forgot the common term for it.

I had originally wanted to throw on the mirage groupset on there with 8-9 speed group but opted to go with nuovo record and found out that the cable guide on the back stays should've been on the top instead of he bottom so the frame was built for a more recent groupset. Plus the brake holes were recessed so it would've thought it must've been difficult to find a recessed NR brakeset.

Still it is what it is and the final result was the above, I'd like like to thank the bloke who gave me the hand on this because without his tools i would've been forced to go to the LBS and being charged $$$ and time for rebuilding a retro bike like this.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby pentlandexile » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:35 pm

vaeske wrote:jeeze, well the frame was in good nick but the trouble was that the crown races had to be filed down for a fair bit before i can fit the campy headset on there. I was strugglng to find he right fitting one and it was inevitable at the end.

the other issue was that the adjustable bottom bracket cup doesn't sit on the face properly. the BB face needed to be flat and i forgot the common term for it....


Problems I didn't even know you could have, cool, something else to worry about. I thought you could just drop a new threaded Campy headset onto these bikes and forget about it... that's what I'm planning to do with mine anyway. Maybe it won't be so simple.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby vaeske » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:56 pm

mate i thought so too. but it proved much more difficult than i had originally imagined. Oh well. let me know if you need a hand with it and i'll try to assist where i can.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:35 pm

vaeske, here's a pic i took of your raleigh when we went to noosa:

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby funnybike » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:25 pm

You meet all sorts of cheap tarts in back-packers, don't you Munga? :twisted:


......sorry Vaeske :wink:
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:05 pm

you make it sound like that's a bad thing.. :)
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:56 pm

pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:01 pm

if that's not steep enough for you, try this on:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ti-Raleigh-T ... 571wt_1399
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby vaeske » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:34 pm

funnybike wrote:You meet all sorts of cheap tarts in back-packers, don't you Munga? :twisted:


......sorry Vaeske :wink:


who's calling me cheap? I paid for the room FFS! :D
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby vaeske » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:35 pm

munga wrote:if that's not steep enough for you, try this on:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ti-Raleigh-T ... 571wt_1399


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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:49 pm

it's raleigh's 125th anniversary this year.
here's a bike:

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby rangersac » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:09 pm

Need some advice from those who are clearly in the know. I've got a fantasy about rebuilding an old roadie, and this has just come up. Can anyone identify this, and do you think it's worth giving a crack? Asking price is $120, and apparently has shimano gears. I noticed it has stem shifters which get frowned upon by some.

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby hitchhiker » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:12 am

rangersac wrote:Need some advice from those who are clearly in the know. I've got a fantasy about rebuilding an old roadie, and this has just come up. Can anyone identify this, and do you think it's worth giving a crack? Asking price is $120, and apparently has shimano gears. I noticed it has stem shifters which get frowned upon by some.
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Hi, that's a Scorpio, I have one that I grabbed out of a hard rubbish pile and tidied up

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They're nothing special, just an entry level bike is my understanding.

It's not worth $120 in my opinion. I think you'd be much better looking out for something from the '80s with a cro-mo frame and without cottered cranks
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby vaeske » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:27 pm

yeah raleigh scorpio, was released around 74-75.

I did a 74 raleigh flyer restoration a little while ago and on another page of the brochure was the scorpio.

it was when wearing the watches on the right handside was cool, but flairs were even cooler.

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby WyvernRH » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:59 am

ldrcycles wrote:Question- is this the right place to post a BSA Tour of Britain, given it has a Raleigh branded Huret rear derailleur?

I would say yes. Raleigh owned the BSA bicycle 'company' (they owned virtually everybody in the end) and If its a post 1960 model it was likely made in Nottingham anyway.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Dow Jones Index » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:38 pm

85' Ti Panasonic, just like Vaeske's. I've posted this on the forum somewhwere in the past when it was equipped with 600 Arabesque. Since then I've upgraded to 6400, so this is how it stands.

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