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Old 05-31-10, 08:38 PM
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Any where to decipher the SN? 166805 is on the BB but no letters like Retro Raleigh says there should be.
It has a center pull bridge on the seat stays like most of the super courses but the campy drops with the hanger on them . Lugs do not have the cut outs. Seat stays are cut off at a sharper angle then most.

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Grim, is that a drillium seat post?
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Originally Posted by Grim
Any where to decipher the SN? 166805 is on the BB but no letters like Retro Raleigh says there should be.
It has a center pull bridge on the seat stays like most of the super courses but the campy drops with the hanger on them . Lugs do not have the cut outs. Seat stays are cut off at a sharper angle then most.
Pics would help a great deal. I think the cutoff on the seat stays has more to do with the time period it was built, more than a model name. A new thread is probably in order, with (non-blurry)close ups.,,,,BD
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Old 06-01-10, 01:19 PM
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Dun dun dun! I got this today, best part is it aint the brown color! it`s ridable but needs some cleaning done to it. looks to be a 1972 model.
Sweet! I've been looking for a tall framed Raleigh like that for years. Ever since I passed on a late model red one... (about ten years ago)
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Old 06-01-10, 01:21 PM
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From last week. A 1991 Trek 750 Multitrack with cantis. Lugged, double butted True Temper AVR tubing; frame made in Waterloo. Suntour XCE, although the original Suntour shifters were replaced with gripshifts.

Who would have thought in 1991 that that bike would look so great 20yrs later. It's officially on my wish list. Looks like the perfect around town bike.
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Old 06-01-10, 02:41 PM
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Dun dun dun! I got this today, best part is it aint the brown color! it`s ridable but needs some cleaning done to it. looks to be a 1972 model.
That's an awesome Platinum Sports! It's pretty rare - I've only seen one other. Very very good find!
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Old 06-01-10, 06:42 PM
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Thats the second sports like that, it`s the same as my old one, i`ve had two both taller, the brown one I have that I posted is also tall they come for sale here offten or if your like me I get mine free or next to nothing just like this.

So I just got home, warmed up my oven put ma pizza in it then as I went to go take it out of the oven I seen this in my yard, wasn`t there before the pizza. not sure what a velo sport is but this ones a franken bike. lots of neat parts though.





Has some issues but it`s a freebie! lol
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Old 06-01-10, 06:46 PM
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I saw a velo sport touring bike at a garage sale last saturday, quality wasnt nearly as good as that, just a cheapo.

appears like someone took an interesting build route with that thing. Probably had "aero" downtube shifters at one point, I'd be interested in seeing a close up of what sorta cable stops were cobbled together to get the barcons to work!
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Originally Posted by YoKev
Grim, is that a drillium seat post?
Yep!
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Got the frame and most of the other parts from a friend, wheels came off the Trek 720 I picked up last year (5 speed Helicomatic) and the rear derailleur came off a junk bike I picked up from outside a LBS dumpster. It is going to be a local 'Pay it forward' ---

I still need to put a padded seat on it - vinyl on steel just does not feel real good -- and some people complain about Brooks . Took it for a test ride tonight, and it feels like a fun neighborhood/path rider. Smooth and solid.

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Old 06-01-10, 11:43 PM
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A-D olympian. My only commuter the pink GT Performer and an A-D something.
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Heres crummy pic of cable thing thing. looks kinda normal like a company made it to convert the gears. the barends say Raleigh on them too and the bike has a schwinn MTB chainstay protector lol. campy parts, shimano parts, cinelli stembars, this is a franken bike lol nice seat too, but it`s ripped

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Old 06-02-10, 11:26 PM
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This just went out the door tonight. Another City Girl squeals with delight and takes home the bike of her dreams. I never get tired of it.

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Old 06-02-10, 11:31 PM
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Look what $15 gets you. This was missing the RD and needed to be cabled and cleaned, but it came out nice for a low-end bike. Now all I have to do is match it up with Frankenstein and I'm all set.

66/67cm Centurion :

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Neighbours were cleaning up the yard after a renter moved out and there was a pile of bikes that are destined to go to the crusher so they said take what I wanted.

Not much there save for a 70's Raleigh Lenton Sports that will need some TLC but should provide someone with some cheap and reliable transportation and one crappy x mart road bike bike had some very nice Shimano SL AD24 (Adamas) top tube shifters that look to be in great shape.

Have not seen many of these in my life but then, they were not produced for very long and were not excessively popular.
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Old 06-02-10, 11:49 PM
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You need to post a video of your test ride...
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Old 06-02-10, 11:55 PM
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bbm - Have only seen a handful frames that were this tall an most are custom made... would almost suspect this was a special order as well.
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I just picked these two up on Tuesday. The Nishiki I am going to clean up and give it a tune up and use it has my primary bike till I find something a little nicer or figure out what I want. The skyline bike I am unsure what to do with it. If I can get the parts and make it a fixed gear/single speed bike cheap. If I can put it together CHEAP I'll make it my commuter bike something I am not to worried about. If anyone has any pointers on how to put one together cheap that be great. And yes I have read the Sheldon Brown article and coutless others. I've already had the Nishiki out and about in the neighborhood yesterday before it started raining again. It won't stop long enough for me to get out and take it apart and clean it up and such. It road pretty well but some new tires are getting put on this weekend. If anyone has any info on these two or what not let me know.




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Haven't yet desided wether this is to be a flibber or my new trainerbike (instead of the Seuz...)

Crappy pic... Sorry for that, but anyway I got this bike today. Saw an advertisement on the swedish "craiglist" about a Crescent from -72. Crappy cellphonepic and not too much information. I thought, I'll give it a shot. Took the train and found out it was in a rather rough shape. Rusty, imovable gears and such. I managed to put the price down some 15 Euro and we had a deal. Then, while paying i found that it was equiped with both Weimannbreakes and Reynolds 531-tubing Score! 75 Euro Need a hell lot of cleaning and greaseing though!

EDIT: The pic didn't whant to work...
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Originally Posted by curbtender

You need to post a video of your test ride...
I'll need to but wood blocks on the pedals first, and use a step ladder to get on it. Even that genetic freak Bikingshearer is too small for this one.

I was going to strip it for parts because I got it so cheap and because big bikes are hard to sell. But this one is so big that I thought maybe there's some giant out there pining for a way to take the load off his knees.

We'll see.....
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Damm and I thought my 64 cm Merceir was tall. At 6'4" I might not even be able to throw a leg over that monster.
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Got this Aluminium Moser for cheap, 100$ or thereabouts (don't know exactly now the Euro is down). Couldn't let it pass :s


I'm having a hard time pinning down what kind of gruppo this is. I'm thinking it's Athena from 94 or thereabouts. The ergopowers have a metal body, so it's definitely early nineties. The dustcaps on the cranks are chromed plastic so I don't think they're Chorus.

Suffice to say I've fixed the bar and saddle angles since taking this picture.
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BBM, how big C2C is that frame?
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
BBM, how big C2C is that frame?
It is a 27" frame, so about 66/67cm.

A 6'6" fellow just rode off with it, grinning from ear to ear. He had his 62cm bike stolen a few days ago, but said that one was a bit small for him, anyhow.

He LOVED it.
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Originally Posted by bigbossman
It is a 27" frame, so about 66/67cm.

A 6'6" fellow just rode off with it, grinning from ear to ear. He had his 62cm bike stolen a few days ago, but said that one was a bit small for him, anyhow.

He LOVED it.
Nice.

Hooked a guy up with a nice 26 inch Nishiki a while back... the guy had never been able to find a bike that fit him this well.
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