Raleigh Appreciation Society

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby vaeske » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:46 pm

looking good bro, must be so easy to ride...force grouppie on there would look mean!
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Dow Jones Index » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:33 am

Cheers man, yeah it's pretty nice to ride atm. I did like it with the Arabesque but as it's my everyday commuter brifters were the logical choice. I've got to hand it to the 6400 though, 20 years old and it still shifts like butter.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:16 pm

munga wrote:not a beauty contest winner, but here it is:
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things will get better.


getting better?

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daytona shifters, stronglight a9 headset, record crankset, veloce fd, chorus rd, athena brakes.
it's a 1989 Raleigh 653 Race, sold as a frameset.
disregard flat pedals. now shod with shimano pd-540's or something.
hope you like.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby vaeske » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:18 pm

not too shabby mr munga. how does it ride?
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby rkelsen » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:42 pm

You have the gift Munga-san. :)
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:48 pm

pentlandexile wrote:Here's some pics of my Raleigh TI Competition which I picked up today. I think it's early 80s? An eBay find.

Frame ready for work

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Ben


how's this coming along, mate?
sort of wish i'd bid on it as well, but i'd just bought my 653 about a week before.
can't have 'em all!
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby familyguy » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:38 pm

munga wrote:getting better?

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daytona shifters, stronglight a9 headset, record crankset, veloce fd, chorus rd, athena brakes.
it's a 1989 Raleigh 653 Race, sold as a frameset.
disregard flat pedals. now shod with shimano pd-540's or something.
hope you like.


Thats a better looking stem, but the black seat post is a bit dicey.

Jim
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:44 am

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

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby pentlandexile » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:17 pm

munga wrote:
pentlandexile wrote:Here's some pics of my Raleigh TI Competition which I picked up today. I think it's early 80s? An eBay find.

Frame ready for work

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Ben


how's this coming along, mate?
sort of wish i'd bid on it as well, but i'd just bought my 653 about a week before.
can't have 'em all!


Seeing as you ask ... Hopefully picking it up from Joe C's this week. Been resprayed, new decals.

Will post pics when I get it.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby marc2131 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:11 pm

Hi all,
Posted some bad pics of my newly acquired Raleigh Panasonic in another thread a few days ago. Told it would be more appropriate to post it here. viewtopic.php?f=23&t=55847
Bike given to me last week by my brother-in-law Garry. Garry said he bought it in Singapore back in 1985, while he was there competing in a dragon boat race, representing Australia. He used the bike till about 1992 and has been garaged ever since.
The serial number under the BB is WP6000934.

He says all the components are as he bought it back then in '85. The pedals, seatpost and seat were missing. I temporarily used parts from a 1952ish Alcone Road bicycle - Brooks B17, Campag Record 27.2 seatpost and 1950s Campag pedals. This is only temporary of course.
The bike rides beautifully, brakes are excellent. Not sure about the tyres.

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... 15km short of a cardiac arrest ...
c.1967 Jim Bundy Roadie
c.1952 Alcone 'Road Special'
1985 Raleigh Team Panasonic
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Dow Jones Index » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:32 pm

The start of something new. I picked this up today for less than the price of a six pack, it's a Raleigh Zenith mixte made of Reynolds 501 cro-mo tubing. I haven't done my research yet but as far as I can tell it was made in the Nottingham factory probably in the mid eighties. The serial reads WC4002137.

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I'm pretty chuffed as I've been trying to find a nice mixte for quite some time, and this one makes a nice companion to my Ti Panasonic.

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I'm still deciding on how to set this one up. I've got some nice Campy bits and pieces that would suffice for a single speed (which would suit my girlfriend), but I also have a full 600 Arabesque group sitting in a box just waiting to be used. I'll leave it open.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby vaeske » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:38 pm

correct me if i'm wrong but isn't this just a ladies step through? mixtes have the sloping down tube going straight through to the rear dropouts. not bad at all, seems like a nice pickup for less than a 6pack!
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby pentlandexile » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:11 pm

OK here's the Comp back from Joe's. The quality of the paint job is fantastic. He's also brazed on new shifter bosses and bottle cage bosses and cleaned up the head badge. The decals aren't quite the same as original, a bit more pimped out.

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Raleigh Competition frame by benatherton71, on Flickr

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Raleigh Competition frame by benatherton71, on Flickr

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Raleigh Competition frame 1982 by benatherton71, on Flickr

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Dow Jones Index » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:12 pm

Yeah I'm not sure of the exact definition. I was under the impression that mixte referred to a ladies style bike geared more towards sports, but I'm probably wrong. In any case this is a nifty little machine much racier than your standard step-through and that lovely high pitched 'ping' you only find in good steel.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:23 pm

pentlandexile wrote:OK here's the Comp back from Joe's. The quality of the paint job is fantastic. He's also brazed on new shifter bosses and bottle cage bosses and cleaned up the head badge. The decals aren't quite the same as original, a bit more pimped out.

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Raleigh Competition frame by benatherton71, on Flickr

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Raleigh Competition frame by benatherton71, on Flickr

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Raleigh Competition frame 1982 by benatherton71, on Flickr

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Raleigh Competition frame 1982 by benatherton71, on Flickr


yeah i'm not jealous at all. :lol:

have you decided on the build yet?
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby vaeske » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:12 pm

i think benny wants to go retro like me don't you ben? NR or SR, the whole 9 yards.

Frame looks sensational by the way...how many dineros if you don't mind?
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:04 am

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

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Crowz » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:32 am

munga wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reynolds-753-Raleigh-Ilkeston-Specialist-Bicycle-Development-Unit-57cm-/140846906051?pt=UK_Bikes_GL&hash=item20cb213ac3#ht_500wt_1414


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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby LG » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:38 am

Something a bit diferent from the last few raleighs above... a 1974 Raleigh Sports. 26 inch wheels, brooks B72 saddle, and sturmey archer coaster brake. Way to small for me, so not 100% sure what I'm going to do with it :?

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Mustang » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:26 pm

pentlandexile wrote:
{OK here's the Comp back from Joe's. The quality of the paint job is fantastic. He's also brazed on new shifter bosses and bottle cage bosses and cleaned up the head badge. }
"Joe's the man :D"
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby pentlandexile » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:57 pm

Making progress with the Raleigh Comp. Saddle arrives today, now I only need to get the wheels built up

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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:15 pm

yikes! clamp the post! you can't polish marks off the decals!

not jealous at all, by the way :D
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby cray- » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:07 pm

vaeske wrote:correct me if i'm wrong but isn't this just a ladies step through? mixtes have the sloping down tube going straight through to the rear dropouts. not bad at all, seems like a nice pickup for less than a 6pack!

Here's a tidy Raleigh Viva Mixte: http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/duncraig ... 1008660972

Not sure about the rims, surely black rims were not standard for this era of bike?
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby Dow Jones Index » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:14 pm

Ain't that a Ricardo?

Speaking of Raleigh Mixte's though, did anyone grab this pearler?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/320997803364 ... _cvip=true

It was listed on ebay twice before going up on gumtree. I can't find a current listing so I'll assume it's was bought.
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Re: Raleigh Appreciation Society

Postby cray- » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:49 pm

Dow Jones Index wrote:Ain't that a Ricardo?

Oops, you could say I got a bit....mixte up. </dad's jokes>

Sorry, I'll go back to the Repco thread now.
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