Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by *Dusty*, 9 Sep 2015.
It was a Chiltern with a mashed wheel brought for a fiver and now its turned into a .........I dont know what would you call it 3 speed tourer?
Mine's a new one. RX Comp. Bought to serve as a winter bike, and to replace my hybrid for easy offroad stuff all year round.
This photo has so far been in Fixed and Titanium threads, so it may as well be here too!
I'm restoring a 1980s Routier I got from a bloke on here...!
Going for a flat bar motif with silver parts, and something like a 1x8 drivetrain, to be confirmed.
1x8 that is the way to go
A 1978 Team Raleigh still with me but not in Raleigh colours
and an old 'Supercourse', renovated (I even sourced original transfers for this one) and now being ridden around Embra by one of my lads
This has been my primary ride since 2005 when my early 1980s Revell Elite finally rusted into oblivion:
At my (then) age I settled for an aluminium frame because didn't think I'd ever make full use of anything more expensive. Until last year I regarded the bike as adequate, nothing more. A few tweaks, notably the Flying Fortress saddle and a subtle but highly significant change to the gearing, and I found I had my ideal bike and we are very much in love.
That meant he needed a name, of course. On a ride earlier this year he was admired by Kajsa Tylen, no less, and where else would I look for inspiration? With her approval, he is now called "Kaiser".
Not my first Raleigh, but the first one that was capable of being raced and was many times before some thieving scumbag stole it.
Was also the first bike I bought myself after starting work at 16.
Raleigh M-Trax Ti-1000 1994 ish I think.
Well look what I bought from a fellow CC'er back in January.
A Blue Raleigh M-Trax Ti-1000
And a bargain it was too. Surprisingly lightweight and nimble.
Carbon SP Elite full 105
I thought about putting my very similar new handlebars that way up, but relented and fitted them the 'right way' cos of the logo on them,
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