Raleigh Sirocco

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by biggs682, 16 Sep 2018 at 13:38.

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  1. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Northamptonshire
    One of my favourite colour schemes the red and white Raleigh Sirocco with golden arrow gearing components to boot.

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    Nice and original and not to bad condition either .

    Again Reynolds 501 tubing .
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  2. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Über Member

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    London
    What era is it, late 1980's? Can't say I'm familiar with these at all.
     
  3. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    The Scirocco is an old name from the 70's. Originally a lower end bike in metallic bronze the name was used again for the higher end machine above :smile: Mid 80's I think, nice frames, shared with the later Carlton Kermesse I recall with the oversized seat stay caps.
     
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  4. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    Those frame pumps. So popular once. Where are they now?

    Cant repel a chasing dog with a CO2 canister.
     
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  5. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Still available, Zefal do one :smile:

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  6. woodbutcher

    woodbutcher Über Member

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    S W France
    Nice colour scheme Mr. B. Timeless l'd say:bicycle:
     
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  7. southcoast

    southcoast Well-Known Member

    Looks nice. Golden arrow works well. Bet it goes like the wind :smile:
     
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    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Not tried it yet , needs a bit of basic tlc to get to riding stage but should do
     
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  9. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    I owned one of those back in about '86. I too like the colour scheme.
     
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  10. mikeymustard

    mikeymustard Über Member

    Very nice! Great frames on these, hand-built according to Raleigh. They had non-reynolds forks (unlike the kermesse) but nice cast (gipiemme?) dropouts
     
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  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

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    I had the Road Ace in the same design, but pearl white and royal blue. 1986. 531c throughout and Shimano 600
     
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  12. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Northamptonshire
    I like the colour scheme and the ride quality on these oh and the Golden arrow bits which are worth more than the complete cost of the bike
     
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  14. mikeymustard

    mikeymustard Über Member

    Which is how I came to buy a bare frame and built it up with modern components a coupla years ago. The lad I sold it to still loves it dearly and it gets ridden most days :smile:
     
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