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Old 03-24-21, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by blamester View Post
That falcon is a beauty I may steal some styling ideas and colours.

You will be a first!

Stylin with Wildwood is a bad idea. you must consider the source.

'nuff said.....

At least it IS Irish! the Harding

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Old 03-24-21, 11:26 AM
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Old 10-12-21, 08:06 PM
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My latest British bike (Falcon San Remo).

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Old 10-12-21, 09:17 PM
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Old 10-13-21, 04:49 AM
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1973 Custom Holdsworth owned since new, a Christmas gift from my mom and dad

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Old 10-13-21, 08:32 PM
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Still looking for my first British...
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Old 10-13-21, 11:33 PM
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Still looking for my first British...
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Old 10-14-21, 04:44 AM
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Want something different...almost had a Graham Weigh last year, but there was some confusion about the provenance.

There's a Soviet Union-built bike I want in England right now...does that count?
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Old 10-14-21, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
Want something different...almost had a Graham Weigh last year, but there was some confusion about the provenance.

There's a Soviet Union-built bike I want in England right now...does that count?
It only half counts if you go and pick it up in person.

If you don't have any yet then any will be different.

Get the ball rolling with an earlier Raleigh Pro for at least a placeholder and something "cooler" will undoubtedly follow.

Not that it gets a lot "cooler" IMO.

Case in point,

. My beloved 1974 Raleigh Professional, Original and Superb
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Old 10-14-21, 04:15 PM
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No such luck. Someone bought it. Also did not get to travel there.

Beautiful bike, but Raleighs and Dawes don't speak to me. We shall see though.

Originally Posted by merziac View Post
It only half counts if you go and pick it up in person.

If you don't have any yet then any will be different.

Get the ball rolling with an earlier Raleigh Pro for at least a placeholder and something "cooler" will undoubtedly follow.

Not that it gets a lot "cooler" IMO.

Case in point,

. My beloved 1974 Raleigh Professional, Original and Superb
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Old 10-14-21, 04:50 PM
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1963 Freddie Grubb Routier

Bought as a frame-set w/ original headset from a seller near Pau, France. Interesting, because T.D.F. always goes through Pau. Re-sprayed a cobalt blue and given an 8-speed configuration. It is my main ride right now, and I use it daily. Super Champion rims on B.H. Eurekas.


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Old 10-14-21, 04:56 PM
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1961 Hetchins Experto Crede (repainted by Mercian):


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Old 10-14-21, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
No such luck. Someone bought it. Also did not get to travel there.

Beautiful bike, but Raleighs and Dawes don't speak to me. We shall see though.
Well I can attest to the Raleigh vibe, quite for real IMO, the Super Courses punch way above their weight class and it seems to carry through the whole range.

I've paid between $200 and $1200 for Pro frames and completes so they can be had without breaking the bank with a little luck.

That would be me, unfortunately it was damaged in shipping and I was so upset that it has been languishing ever since, need to get back on it and see if the guy I took it to will still fix it.

Been quite awhile so....




Rear wheel was cluster side in with insufficient packing.
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Old 10-14-21, 05:23 PM
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Sorry to be heretical, but I've owned three Raleigh Pros from different years and found none of them particularly good riders (and subsequently sold them off). They were all a bit too twitchy handling wise, probably because of the fairly steep frame angles compared to what I normally ride (including the Raleigh Int'l). Too each his/her/their own, I suppose.
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Old 10-15-21, 02:41 PM
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Old 10-15-21, 06:00 PM
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1978 Raleigh Professional Mark V
This is in the works now . I will have the Pro restored at some point if I like how it rides.
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1952 Claud Butler Ladyback tandem


Resilion brakes, Cyclo three speed derailleur, Williams cranks

1952 Claud Butler Ladyback tandem, fillet brazed, Solite hubs, 26 x 1 1/4 Dunlop rims, original shockstop grips.
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Help to identify 1950's - 1960's Raleigh? Childs Bike

Hi,
Cleaning out Dad's garage, I found my 1st bike, given to me in about 1965, it was 2nd hand then.
I am planning to restore it, so would like to find out the manufacturer, possibly one of the Raleigh heritage brands.
I will then need to locate a few parts, so some guidance on the best places to look would be very much appreciated.
This is my first post and just found I can't post photos yet.
The serial number is T3752
Tyre size is 12 1/2" x 2 1/4"
It has the vertical pull front brake mechanism which I have seen on Phillips and Rudge models.
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74 Hetchins Spyder from yesterday’s ride. Love riding this bike.

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^ That is such a cool bike!
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So hard to not love a Hetchins.

Gotta find me one someday.
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Old 10-17-21, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bazil4696 View Post


1952 Claud Butler Ladyback tandem, fillet brazed, Solite hubs, 26 x 1 1/4 Dunlop rims, original shockstop grips.
Super!
Thanks for saving this one.
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