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Show us your steel.....its real...

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by Cooperman, 24 Sep 2008.

  1. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    So fit add-on secu-clips (the bolt loop will probably click into the plastic lumps inside, ready to be ripped out if needed) and cut the stays down a little, unless you're very sure the guards won't bend.

    My old English roadster has stays that I'm pretty sure will bend and snap long before the steel mudguard starts to fold. If something starts to bend stays and guard on the Dutch dapper, the fork's probably toast too! :eek: My other bikes have security release clips on the front mudguard stays. :thumbsup:
  2. BorderReiver

    BorderReiver Senior Member

    Here is my Raleigh Gran Sport .from 1983, freshly restored. I bought it new for the ludicrous large sum of £300 and it has languished in the back of the shed for about 25 years. The groupset and wheels sadly disappeared a long time ago so I've had it fitted with STI bosses on the downtube and a threadless headset. I would have liked to keep it completely original but the idea is to ride it, not hang it on the wall. Only when the sun is shining, obviously. I was a bit horrified to discover it weighs 2.8Kg as shown in the pictures, all that chrome must be really heavy (looks great though!).
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  3. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    Lovely looking bike and sooooo CLEAN!
    BUT ..... yet another picture of the WRONG side. I'm interested in bikes - and the most interesting view of a bike shows the important bits that make it go. Too many pics recently taken from the other side. It's not hard to turn the bike around........
  4. dim

    dim Guest

    Cambridge UK
    I'm showing off with the water bottles :becool:
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  5. GGJ

    GGJ Über Member


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  6. RedRider

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  7. RedRider

    RedRider Pulling through

    It just goes nice with the reeds IMAG1471_1.jpg
  8. GGJ

    GGJ Über Member

    Yes they were but 2 of them now with new owners, the ladies bike is now with a collector in Japan
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  9. RedRider

    RedRider Pulling through

    What a great place to store/display.
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  10. bonsaibilly

    bonsaibilly Senior Member

    That looks very similar (though not colouring) in shape to the frame I'm failing miserably to build up into a single speed. I've got the handlebars and stem sorted. That's about it!
  11. NeilM

    NeilM Well-Known Member

    North Somerset
    Here are a couple of mine. With the exception of my carbon KTM and my owned from new Zaskar, all my bikes are steel.

    1997 Dave Lloyd Concept 90

    1978 Dave Lloyd.

    2004 Rourke, in Scotland.

  12. Alembicbassman

    Alembicbassman Confused.com

    Just bought today

    Started off at 3pm as a complete hardly used 2003 Raleigh Chimera with Sora 8 speed groupset.

    Stripped of parts (except BB which needs to be removed by LBS)

    Cheap and nasty Raleigh decals removed

    Cr-Mo frame with rack and mudguard mounts, will make a nice cheap audax/light tourer

    Last edited: 17 Dec 2016
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  13. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Mercian 653 king of Mercia

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  14. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    Very Nice :becool: :wub:
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  15. booze and cake

    booze and cake Über Member

    Aye that's very handsome that:okay: