Show us your Raleigh?!?

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by *Dusty*, 9 Sep 2015.

  1. brucers

    brucers Über Member

    My 90's Dune Dancer, £22 off Ebay, changed some parts to give it a sort of cruiser look.

    Dune car 001.JPG
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  2. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Moderator

    Looking back at this thread, my Raleigh has had a few alterations since the last pic I posted:

    The main change is the stem and handlebar, giving a lower, more sporty riding position which coincidentally happens to be more comfortable on a long ride.:okay: The B17 saddle has been replaced by a narrower Team Pro and the big chrome bell has been changed for a smaller Lion brass one mounted on the stem. Finally, as an experiment I've changed the grip shifters for some good quality old-school thumb shifters which I'm liking a lot.^_^
  3. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    Nice. :becool: If I hadn't had the Ridgeback (which looks very similar) for years I'd build a Raleigh like that up.
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  4. Carper301

    Carper301 New Member

    New to the world of old raleigh to the world of bikes to be honest^_^ just picked up an old 74 shopper of ebay and turned my hand to tidying it up. Also got a bsa twenty to tidy up for the missus.
  5. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    My 531c Raleigh Road Ace, nowhere near standard but I built it up from a frame I was given (by Simon at Cyclemagic) I dragged it out of the shed for something else and took a few pics before it went back in.

    DSCN0129.JPG DSCN0136.JPG

    Note proper riveted headbadge,

    It also has a rather tasty Brooks on it.


    2004 Brooks Swallow Limited Edition Titanium, one of 999 ever made (and with a certificate of authenticity)
  6. Dan B

    Dan B Disengaged member

    I was looking for the "bike in a kitchen" thread but found this one first. Head badge says it's a Raleigh, model name I don't know, today added new 25mm tyres in red and gave the mudguards the first clean they've had in a very long time

    It's definitely ... red. Needs new bar tape, I know. It's in the cupboard waiting for a tuit IMG_20180201_011934.jpg
  7. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    My 1971 Raleigh Twenty. One of the Dublin built models, it has been in the family since new - passed around various older cousins and siblings until it came to me. I rode it a lot in my early teens and then it sat languishing in the coal shed at home until I gave it a re-paint and a little spruce up about ten years ago.

    My slightly tatty but completely original 1958 Trent Sport with 4 speed Cyclo gearing
  8. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    My m trax ti2000


    @tyred I like the old original Trent sport.
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  9. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    Thank you. It's actually one of my favourite bikes to ride but the gearing is crazy with a 48 chainring and 14-16-18-20 block which isn't ideal where I live. If it wasn't so original I'd stick a Sturmey in it.
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  10. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Have a look at mine My 50's Raleigh Roadster
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  11. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Über Member

    My latest secondhand bargain, and I'm well pleased with it. In a moment of complete financial abandon, I splashed out £20 on this rather unusual 1988/89 vintage Gemini 18, Raleigh's earliest attempt at producing a Hybrid model and clearly the ancestor of the Pioneer range . It was pretty grubby as acquired, so I took it to work and gave it a clean up.
    Gemini 18 Nearside .jpg Gemini 18 Offside (2).jpg

    Despite it's age, I don't think it's had a lot of use. It certainly hasn't had a hard life. Both the tyres appear to still be original, the stem wasn't seized in the headset, and when I loosened the nice light alloy seatpost, not only did it slide out freely but it still had a load of fresh looking grease smeared on it - which I assume was applied at the Factory!
    Couldn't resist giving it a try so I did a few low-speed circuits of the private road that runs round the site. Front brake is slack, and the front mech also needs a tweak, but the rear gears all engage fine. My first impression is what a nice bike! The Reynolds 531 frame is so light and feels really stable yet responsive to ride. It's many years since I've ridden a 531 bike and I'd half forgotten just how nice they are compared to a cheaper and much heavier high tensile frame. Worth every penny I paid for it and a lot more besides.
  12. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

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  13. mcshroom

    mcshroom Bionic Subsonic

    Egremont, Cumbria
    If that's a 501 sticker on the downtube, then it looks a lot like my old Raleigh Criterium: -

    If it is then you are looking at around 1985 build date :smile:
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  14. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    Very nice :becool:
  15. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Über Member

    I'm certainly very pleased with it. Both me and the seller were equally surprised it didn't attract more interest. It seems most people these days would rather buy a brand new cheapo Far-East import than a quality secondhand British bike. Their loss, my gain! I've got a lot of respect for the Raleighs built back in the 80s and 90's, you can expect these sort of bikes to last a lifetime if treated properly. Frame size is somewhat unusual at 22 1/2" but it fits fine - albeit the seatpost is right on the safety limit line as I've got long legs. I might swap it for the steel one on my Pioneer Trail, which is marginally longer but doesn't need to be as long as the frame on that is 23 1/2" New Schwalbes are on the "things to do" list to keep the p*ncture fairy away, as this is the sort of bike I'll ride further afield than just a couple of miles - so I don't want any nasty surprises..
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