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    Welcome, Never mind we all mistakes. What...

    Welcome,

    Never mind we all mistakes.

    What make is the bike.

    Put up a picture of the bike, you never know something might be salvageable and saleable.
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    Welcome, I too hit the big 60 this year and...

    Welcome,

    I too hit the big 60 this year and ride Raleighs from the 70's and 80's.

    Stick with the Raleigh, it's not too old for you and you're not too old for it. :)
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    Welcome, Nottingham, the old home of Raleigh....

    Welcome,

    Nottingham, the old home of Raleigh.

    As Lacumo said, you won't get much exercise on an electric bike.

    There's a few Raleigh Twenty's which have been converted to electric, check on...
  4. Thread: Step-Through?

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    Not quite in your league :) , but my Dawes (UK )...

    Not quite in your league :) , but my Dawes (UK ) Jack folder and my Raleigh Twenty could be classed as step throughs.
  5. Thread: Nice legs

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    Nice legs

    BBC News - Why sprinters are muscly and climbers are wiry
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    Very nice, You can use that for virtually...

    Very nice,

    You can use that for virtually anything.

    Beic.
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    Cotter pins and maybe Raleighs 26 tpi.

    Cotter pins and maybe Raleighs 26 tpi.
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    Their fishing gear, I'll close the door after me.

    Their fishing gear, I'll close the door after me.
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    Nothing wrong with mid entry Raleighs, they got...

    Nothing wrong with mid entry Raleighs, they got lots of people on their bikes over here in the 70's and 80's.

    OK so some may not have the best tubing (I find it ok), 18-23,mass produced, but they...
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    Solo, My wife used to ride with me, but since...

    Solo,

    My wife used to ride with me, but since she broke her leg in two places (not cycling) and has "titanium bones and kneecap" she is terrified that some idiot will crash into her and sadly we...
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    I think Phil has got it right, I too may...

    I think Phil has got it right, I too may romanticise with nostalgia.

    My best riding days were in the early 70's, just married, no money, no car. In fact the purchase of the engagement ring was put...
  12. I may well do it, the bike is an entry model...

    I may well do it, the bike is an entry model sports/tourer from the 80's which I'm upgrading, but want to keep the period look and not spend too much.

    Beic
  13. Now that's interesting. I was thinking of...

    Now that's interesting.

    I was thinking of changing from 700c wheels to 27 x 1 1/4, I've not heard of anyone who has done this retro reverse:)

    My reason is that its becoming difficult over here...
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    Welcome, No need for special tools to change...

    Welcome,

    No need for special tools to change pedals, you'll get way with using a thin adjustable spanner.

    Good luck.

    Beic
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    I particularly like the stainless fenders (...

    I particularly like the stainless fenders ( mudguards) which should polish up nicely.

    Beic
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    Another Raleigh, nothing fancy

    I've been looking for a 70-80's tourer.

    Received this today, (sellers pic, unable to upload from photobucket).

    Nothing fancy,a Raleigh Routier, basic sturdy frame, with a small bit of rust and...
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    Welcome, That's a lovely tandem in my...

    Welcome,

    That's a lovely tandem in my favourite colour.

    I was lucky enough to visit Hong Kong in the 90's whilst working on Chek Lap Kok airport and other buildings. Stayed in Kowloon...
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    The Marin will do fine. I used to love my old...

    The Marin will do fine.

    I used to love my old Marin Muirwoods, used it for everything.

    My son had a Pallisades Trail, we both toured around France on them, clicking up a hundred miles a day....
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    The topic strangely became the most read article...

    The topic strangely became the most read article on the BBC's website at the weekend, not sure why 7 years after the event.
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    He really loves his bike !!

    BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Glasgow, Lanarkshire and West |
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    This is what I (a Clydesdale) use, just need to...

    This is what I (a Clydesdale) use, just need to add racks and mudguards.

    Replaced quite a few items, best improvement, rigid fork and skinny tyres.



    381105


    Beic
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    Well done, I'm jealous, you've brought back...

    Well done,

    I'm jealous, you've brought back some good memories to me.

    I've ridden that area, we looped back up to see the Bayeux tapestry and the Mulberry harbours, quiet roads, great scenery,...
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    Welcome from another Clyde over the pond. Beic.

    Welcome from another Clyde over the pond.

    Beic.
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    My state of the art phone, apparently designed...

    My state of the art phone, apparently designed for developing countries, extra long battery life and really good signal strength compared to my wifes smart phone, suits me fine :thumb:

    All it...
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    Hi Gerryattrick, Some nice safe rides down...

    Hi Gerryattrick,

    Some nice safe rides down here in West Wales as you probably know with some long off road routes too,as you say traffic is light, apart from Bank Holidays!

    I know what you mean...
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