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Old 10-13-21, 10:06 AM
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I wonder if the brighter mink blue frames were painted silver and then top-coated with blue, after masking off the head tube and seat tube panels…
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Old 10-13-21, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by verktyg View Post


Can you spot the blooper in the full-bike shot?

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Can you spot the blooper in the full-bike shot?

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droopy brake lever? also FD lever doesn't seem back far enough for the big ring
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Old 10-13-21, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Can you spot the blooper in the full-bike shot?

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At least a couple.

Front quick release on the wrong side.
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Old 10-13-21, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Roger M View Post
At least a couple.

Front quick release on the wrong side.
I let that go - the same way I let it go if the brake cables are in front of or behind the bars - due to personal preference; SurferRosa , for example, favors front QR on the drive side. But the brake lever faux pas means a non-functional stopper, and the most important one besides.

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Old 10-13-21, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Schreck83 View Post
Beautiful bike and nice video. Are the handlebars made by GB?
What letter(s) does the serial number start with?
worth noting that 3ttt made a stem for Raleigh to fit those bars 25.4 vs 26.0
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Can you spot the blooper in the full-bike shot?

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hmmm... I already mentioned the left brake lever hanging oddly, as well as the front QR lever being on the right. Beyond that I'd have to get nit-picky and complain about the end of the toe-straps being tucked in and the use of reflectors on Campy SL pedals.

.. or are we including the choice to show the silver/black paint scheme instead of the obviously superior blue mink/silver paint scheme?

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Can you spot the blooper in the full-bike shot?

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Is it an optical illusion or is the spoke lacing different? This is fun! I'm still trying to find Waldo.
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Old 10-13-21, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post

hmmm... I already mentioned the left brake lever hanging oddly...
Oops - you did at that, back on page one; I missed that the first go-around. I only noticed the "droopy lever" in the economy-sized photo - and yes, that's the major blooper to which I was referring

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I saw a Raleigh Pro hanging in a shop once and haven't been able to get it out of my mind. The mink blue is very attractive, especially in person. Great bike!
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