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Old 12-25-18, 03:24 PM
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So i first typed out a fairly long response and by the time i hit the button it had timed out, lost my whole freakin post !!
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Originally Posted by Hugeroost View Post
Photos, yes! It's a Christmas Miracle!!
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Originally Posted by Hugeroost View Post
Hey guys ole Roost here, dug the Butte out of garage this morning, took an hour, and its very dusty.
Nice! Looks like an '86 model.
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Old 12-25-18, 05:07 PM
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Here's a shot of my '84 Crested Butte on a ride this past Saturday:
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Old 12-25-18, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by adventurepdx View Post
Photos, yes! It's a Christmas Miracle!!
lol, i know, only took me a couple years. It cleans up real nice, almost like new, if you notice i have a strap on the front head tube and another on seat post. Those are for dirt bike tie downs but work perfect for hanging my bike up using dirt bike straps so its real easy to set it at the right height to clean in my garage. Pretty much all components have been upgraded, the bars are Answer, which has been making bars for dirt bikes forever, I have the cassette gear hub ? in the back, i think thats what its called anyway, each sprocket is seperate if i remember right. Racks are Rhode Gear, bags are Rhode Gear, also have a set of Rhode Gear saddle bags, Specialized Milan gel seat, Huret belt driven odometer. My shoulder strap has finally given out, anybody know where i can get one ? Anyway thats all i can think of right now. I also have a pretty expensive Specialized Mountain bike and a TOTL Trek, bought and sold a Specialized Red Shred and this Raleigh is the best of the lot imo, i know its irrelevant but i've had this Butte to 70mph and it was stable as hell, just such a well built bike.
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Old 12-25-18, 06:42 PM
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I'm a big guy, former football player, 250lbs and 6'4, not too long ago i got the idea i wanted a road bike, went to local dealer who's a friend, learned a couple things,1) they really dont make tall road bikes much anymore and 2) its insane the money they want. I had a Schwinn Varsity growing up and it was HUGE, and i loved it, thats kinda what i wanted. I watched ebay, couple months later i saw a Raleigh Super Record, XL, ended up getting it, guy had to tear it down to ship, its perfect too. I went back and forth with the guy and my position was its so damm tall only one in a thousand guys can ride it lol, he gave in. So it came in i just ran it over my buddies shop to let him assemble and check everything, run the spokes etc. He has been in the biz 35 years and said he'd never seen a bike that tall, you need to be 6 foot to touch the pedals. It looks just like my old Varsity, its gotta be 30 years old i would think, it will effortlessly get down the road at
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and wtf is up with this site timing out, every time i write a post i have to go back and sign in, i may get up and go to the kitchen mid post. Never seen a forum that does that...Roost
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Old 12-27-18, 07:03 PM
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Iím looking at a Grand Mesa for a possible single speed conversion. Anyone know if these are overly heavy bikes?
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Originally Posted by Hugeroost View Post
and wtf is up with this site timing out, every time I write a post I have to go back and sign in, i may get up and go to the kitchen mid post. Never seen a forum that does that...Roost
Never happened to me. Is it your browser? I've had to re-load pages before, but that's just one click on the address line. Maybe it's different if you don't have the paid subscription...?

As to your other problem, 6'5" and 250lb ain't all that big. A lot of guys your size are happy on a 25" road frame (63cm). Very easy to find, and usually a bit cheaper than the more popular 56-57cm sizes. If you need to go bigger, there are 65cm and 67cm frames made over the years by well known manufacturers. Not nearly as common, but you can find them if you look.
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Wow! You weren't joking about the dust. I bet you looked like you were going 100mph the first ride out? Oh and I'm not spamming you, I have to get my post numbers up so I can post my pics too!
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Here's a shot of my '84 Crested Butte on a ride this past Saturday:
Adventure PDX, You have tastefully outfitted your Butte. What saddle bag is that?

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Old 12-30-18, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Hugeroost View Post
lol, i know, only took me a couple years. It cleans up real nice, almost like new, if you notice i have a strap on the front head tube and another on seat post. Those are for dirt bike tie downs but work perfect for hanging my bike up using dirt bike straps so its real easy to set it at the right height to clean in my garage. Pretty much all components have been upgraded, the bars are Answer, which has been making bars for dirt bikes forever, I have the cassette gear hub ? in the back, i think thats what its called anyway, each sprocket is seperate if i remember right. Racks are Rhode Gear, bags are Rhode Gear, also have a set of Rhode Gear saddle bags, Specialized Milan gel seat, Huret belt driven odometer. My shoulder strap has finally given out, anybody know where i can get one ? Anyway thats all i can think of right now. I also have a pretty expensive Specialized Mountain bike and a TOTL Trek, bought and sold a Specialized Red Shred and this Raleigh is the best of the lot imo, i know its irrelevant but i've had this Butte to 70mph and it was stable as hell, just such a well built bike.
My shoulder strap has finally given out, anybody know where i can get one ?
I've searched high and lo for that portage strap, with no luck yet. I decided to have someone local tool a strip of leather for me. That or a piece of worn out belt!? Lol
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Old 12-30-18, 07:31 PM
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@ HugeRoost I like those slick tires. What are they?
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Old 01-06-19, 08:04 PM
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I think those are called fat boys, they are like riding on ice or something, smooth smooth
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Roost. Really like the acerbis hand guards! Had those on a Yzf 426 back in the day. ( really wanted to like that bike but couldn't start the damn thing.
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Originally Posted by J Rey 1978 View Post
Adventure PDX, You have tastefully outfitted your Butte. What saddle bag is that?
It's a Sackville Banana Sax from Rivendell:
https://www.rivbike.com/collections/...lle-banana-sax
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Roost. Really like the acerbis hand guards! Had those on a Yzf 426 back in the day. ( really wanted to like that bike but couldn't start the damn thing.
yea I know what you mean man, had a Honda crf450x same problem, I'm a 2 stroke guy
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