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Raleigh Club Special - Japan Model

Old 11-10-15, 08:41 AM
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Raleigh Club Special - Japan Model



Classic Raleigh Clubman bicycle - a Japan model.

Graceful vintage styling that's classic Raleigh!
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OMG, I have to disagree. The rear fender is atrocious, the pump too short, and the photo itself is poorly setup. UGH!
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I'm Actualy digging the Carlton Record frameset.

Pretty bike canvas !
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OMG, I have to disagree. The rear fender is atrocious, the pump too short, and the photo itself is poorly setup. UGH!
And, Sir, I disagree with you...I like the rear fender, have no issue with the pump (it is bigger than most today!) and think the picture is fine...all a matter of personal taste. ONLY issue I have with this bike is that I would use bar end shifters in place of down tubes...but...my guess is that others will want the down tube shifters! And that's ok!!!!! :-)
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The wheelset is 650A = 590 mm - the classic Raleigh club bicycle build, still popular in Japan.

They like retro bikes over there.
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And, Sir, I disagree with you...I like the rear fender, have no issue with the pump (it is bigger than most today!) and think the picture is fine...all a matter of personal taste. ONLY issue I have with this bike is that I would use bar end shifters in place of down tubes...but...my guess is that others will want the down tube shifters! And that's ok!!!!! :-)
Now this:



is a proper club bike. Note the rear fender, while short, like the OP bike fender, doesn't have the white flash, which looks utterly ridiculous up in the air like that. Note also that the pump is placed symmetrically on the downtube. It is all together a less jarring appearance. With respect to the 'Club Special', "I would not, as they term it, praise [it]."
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