Raleigh Appreciation Society

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby stretts » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:43 pm

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby redrover3 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:24 pm

Looking good Stretts.
Gee, that whitewall suits the white panels on the frame.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:56 pm

if anyone knows of a 53cm (small) raleigh panasonic for sale, please let me know.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:35 pm

here's one of mine. had it for a while, and wanted to wait until i had the bars and stem i really want, and the 36h hubs for the rims i really want to use, but i got sick of waiting so i built it up with what was on hand:

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78 raleigh team ti pro with 9s record, 7s chorus brakes and crankset.

cables still need trimming, and i know, big dog, crank angle, valves etc. rules schmules. it's a pic of a bike leaning on a shrub. get over it. 8)

big thanks to dayne the main vein for this build, as he sold me the frame and put me onto the groupset.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:31 pm

What Brand are those Ergo hoods Munga?
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:58 am

they're bordeaux gold Hudz, scott:
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=bord ... 80&bih=925
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:46 am

Thanks Munga.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby rest_assured » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:56 am

Few pics of my '74 Raleigh Sport.
Original wheels were heavy and slow, and I'm not a fan of coaster brakes. On there now is the $50 wheelset that Reid was flogging recently (no expense spared!).
Saddle is the original 1974 Brooks, it's deteriorating pretty rapidly though.
This bike is my weekender.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby rockbobster » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:21 pm

Flying Girl??????

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I recently stumbled across this old boys bike... I believe it may be a Raleigh "Flying Girl". It looks as though an owner at some stage has taken offense to having "girl" written on a boys bike and has tried to remove the offending word. The only information I have found with anything that looks similar is at:

http://www.oldbike.eu/museum/1910-2/1910s-boys-raleigh-the-flying-girl/

The bike is in pretty poor condition :(

If anybody can confirm the identity or provide further information that would be fantasttic as I have had litle luck at this stage.

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Escargot » Wed May 14, 2014 4:01 pm

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Hello RAS,
New to this forum. Thought that I'd post my newly acquired Raleigh Grand Prix. Sheldon's site info dates it at November 1973, built in the Nottingham factory. All parts are original as far as I can tell, with the excepetion of the Tanaka fenders. All in nice working order too (even the ever-unpopular simplex dertailleurs). A pretty example of a British bike-boomer I reckon.
I am enjoying the 63cmST-57cmTT geo, although, for a bike this large, I was surprise by the narrow (40cm) bars and small pedals.
Came as is, only needed a bit of a wash and lube and replaced the deteriorated cotton tape with some used leather tape off another bike.
Oh and gave the saddle a bit of a soak in Neatsfoot oil.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Escargot » Wed May 14, 2014 4:22 pm

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/123876650@N08/14180044892" title="73 Raleigh GP by jed soutar, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7420/14180044892_cb21ffa221_s.jpg" width="75" height="75" alt="73 Raleigh GP"></a>

oops try that
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby rkelsen » Tue May 20, 2014 7:33 pm

Escargot wrote:Hello RAS,
New to this forum. Thought that I'd post my newly acquired Raleigh Grand Prix.

Nice one!
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby find_bruce » Tue May 20, 2014 7:59 pm

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oops try that

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby nihaz » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:13 pm

Hi everyone!

If I may, I'd like to ask for your opinion on an idea that I have.
I recently acquired an old Raleigh Pioneer Classic frame from a fellow forum member here, and am currently slowing stripping back the paintwork in order to remove the rust present on the frame.
I will post pictures of the frame once I can, but it's the bike seen here, just frame only.
http://recyclebikes.co.uk/refurbished-bikes/sold-recently/raleigh-pioneer-classic-hybrid-bike

Now to my question...
I have been toying with the idea of converting this hybrid frame into a drop bar CX/commuting bicycle, as I have a few parts lying around unused which could potentially work.
Would this be an incredibly silly idea? Should I just keep this bike as a hybrid? Should I jump off a bridge for suggesting something so sacrilegious?

Kind regards,
Wei
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:26 pm

if the geometry works for you, go for it.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby simonsausage » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:10 pm

Hi all
I picked this up on the weekend:
A TI Raleigh originally bought from a bike store in The Netherlands I believe. Has "Joop Zoetemelk" on top tube.
I have to admit I had to Google his name to learn who he was:
A proper hardman from 70's - 80's and one time Tour de France champion.
There's some interesting old components that I haven't heard of before also: Suntour Volante rear mech, Pelissier Brevette front hub and rear rim is "Van Schothorst".
Hope someone finds this of interest.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby deetea3 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:33 pm

Being completely new to bikes and the awesomeness of the raleigh my partner found a great bike for me in le hard rubbish collection shop. He wasn't aware of my fondness for foldable bikes as i wanted to be able to pack this away for train rides but knowing i love the old school, he brought home this.

https://flic.kr/p/opBWFp

https://flic.kr/p/o88gLW

https://flic.kr/p/o88gK3

Not sure where to start but knowing the wheels are buckled this is probably one of the first things i'd want to get fixed so then i can take her for a spin but worried about sourcing 22" wheels with a push back brake back wheel (sorry, not sure how else to describe them).

She is a bit rusty and will need a bit of rechroming and a respray but i love it already and will slowly get her to her former glory(provided I haven't bitten off more than i can chew)!!
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:55 am

simonsausage wrote:Hi all
I picked this up on the weekend:
A TI Raleigh originally bought from a bike store in The Netherlands I believe. Has "Joop Zoetemelk" on top tube.
I have to admit I had to Google his name to learn who he was:
A proper hardman from 70's - 80's and one time Tour de France champion.
There's some interesting old components that I haven't heard of before also: Suntour Volante rear mech, Pelissier Brevette front hub and rear rim is "Van Schothorst".
Hope someone finds this of interest.
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i think they sold quite a few of these europa's with zoetemelk stickers. there was a(n) europa at pushies this year. identical colors to the team ti, except for a yellow headtube instead of black.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby vaeske » Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:33 pm

yeah the raleigh europas'. There were a few I saw on Ebay Greece that was Reynolds 531. not sure if they did 753 but what tubing is yours simonsausage? is there any numbering system down the bottom bracket? I thought pelessier hubs were pretty decent back then, but someone must've done some tinkering with the bike due to the mixture of components?
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby simonsausage » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:47 pm

Sorry for late response guys - went on holidays and neglected my forum responsiblities.
Looks to be a fairly low-end frame from what I can gather; no serial numbers, 20-30 straight gauge tubing and nothing on the dropouts.
Seems to be a funny mix up of parts- the rear hub is Ofmega. Left crank is different from the driveside.
Don't know what I'm gonna do with it. Maybe clean it up, take it for a spin then hide it in the shed...
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby rapier » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:33 pm

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My finished 1980s Raleigh Medale restoration project.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby find_bruce » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:45 pm

rapier wrote:http://postimg.org/image/hiwm5oghf/
My finished 1980s Raleigh Medale restoration project.

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:56 pm

nice one. needs a cream panel, i reckon.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Kermit TF » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:48 pm

Fellas, for many years I drooled over my best friends Raleigh, but since those early days Ive never seen a similar Raleigh, just wondering if anyone knows what it could have been....its been 30+ years but here goes..
It was painted a magnificent light blue/ pearl, suntour groupset...superbe from memory, suede kashimax saddle, down tube aero shifters, there was no writting on the top tube..but it was definetely a Raleigh and was purchased in 1982, thats all Ive got :roll:
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