Raleigh Road Ace

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by fr188, 18 May 2018.

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  1. fr188

    fr188 Active Member

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    Aberdeenshire
    here’s my latest bike , and it’s going to be a keeper, spread the rear triangle to 130
    Super bike to ride.
     

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  2. uphillstruggler

    uphillstruggler Veteran

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    Half way there
    very smart
     
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  3. davidphilips

    davidphilips Über Member

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    Onabike
    Very nice looking bike , if i had it i would keep it as it is, if it goes as good as it looks then you have a great bike.
     
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  4. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

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    Accra, Ghana
    You keep coming up with some corkers!
     
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  5. martin540

    martin540 Active Member

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    North Oxfordshire
    Nice bike and looks in good nick :smile:
     
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    fr188

    fr188 Active Member

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    Aberdeenshire
    The problem now is it’s a smashing bike and amazing shifting with the bar ends in friction mode, I took the bar ends from my Carlton Professional, & I now on flight deck Ultegra combo shifters on and I hate it , the gear changes are nothing like friction shifters which is fast and clean, so it looks like I’ll have to get another set of bar end shifters for the Carlton.
     
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    fr188

    fr188 Active Member

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    Aberdeenshire
    It is in very good condition for a 31 year old bike.
     
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  8. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Northamptonshire
    That looks a treat is it original paintwork ?
     
  9. mikeymustard

    mikeymustard Über Member

    Lovely, that's one of my bucket list bikes :smile:
     
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  10. GuyBoden

    GuyBoden Fat, old bloke, on an old bike, pedalling slowly.

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    Warrington
    Wow, fantastic bike, they're my fav Raleigh production bikes too. I just couldn't ride one in that excellent conditioned, it would stay in the garage.:smile:

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    fr188

    fr188 Active Member

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    Aberdeenshire
    Yes it’s original paint work I would like to try to find a good colour match for the blue, I’ve tried humbrol French blue for touching up small scratches but it’s still not them same, anyway it’s should have some wear and tear marks on it as it not a show bike , it’s being ridden as an every day bike. I sold my carbon bike a while ago now & I haven’t ever regretted it,
    I took the bike out on a club run last night, where everyone has the latest super dooper carbon in stealthy Matt black combos, & they all commented on how nice a bike it is.
    Nowadays modern bikes just don’t have the style ,colour & beauty of the older steel bikes, in my opinion.
     
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