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

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

  1. 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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  2. 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........
     
  3. dim

    dim Guest

    Location:
    Cambridge UK
    I'm showing off with the water bottles :becool:
     
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  4. RedRider

    RedRider Pulling through

    Yours?!?
     

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  5. RedRider

    RedRider Pulling through

    It just goes nice with the reeds IMAG1471_1.jpg
     
  6. RedRider

    RedRider Pulling through

    What a great place to store/display.
     
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  7. 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!
     
  8. NeilM

    NeilM Well-Known Member

    Location:
    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
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    1978 Dave Lloyd.
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    2004 Rourke, in Scotland.

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  9. 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

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    Last edited: 17 Dec 2016
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  10. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    wellingborough
    Mercian 653 king of Mercia

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  11. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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

    booze and cake Über Member

    Aye that's very handsome that:okay:
     
  13. Lilliburlero

    Lilliburlero Champions of England - we know what we are.

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    Bagged this early 90`s? Holdsworth Elite on Monday. Thinking of changing the saddle, bar tape and tyres from black to tan (let me know what you think of this)

    Its going to be my evening pub runner with the wife this Summer :cheers:

    Photos from the seller... It looks more silvery in the flesh btw.
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  14. dim

    dim Guest

    Location:
    Cambridge UK
    being delivered tomorrow morning:

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    needs a bit of 'dressing up' .... saddle will be replaced with my black Gilles Berthoud Aravis saddle ... black bar tape, handlebar stem will be lowered .... new tyres (they are tubs) .... saddle will be raised, a new water bottle (maybe a Kleen Kanteen):
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    I have 2 other good modern bikes but I'll ride the Pinarello for a while (Sunday slow rides) and then sell it (hopefully) for double what I paid ....

    then I will buy a better vintage steel bike with the money and do the same (until I have a really good vintage steel bike which will then be a keeper) .... maybe a Colnago Master or similar
     
  15. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    If they're rideable, I don't think I would, partly because black+silver looks period-correct somehow, plus Avocet saddles seem fairly classic.
     
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