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Raleighracer16

Member since Jun 2019 • Last active Nov 2021
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    Unfortunately it's the old gas pipe tubing model

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    Readers wife -

    Raleigh banana, shimano 105 and hi-vis bar tape.

  • in Current Projects
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    Small but not quite bike related update, made a bike stand so I no longer have to lean the bike up against a wall when not using the work stand.

    The 'shims' mean this will fit 2.5ish" tyres with no shims, 2ish" with one shim and 1ish" with both shims in.

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    Another quick and easy job done once I'd remembered where my basket stash was - behind the shed of course.

    Smaller basket fitted to the giant shopping bike.

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    GT given a full strip and service. Given the unfortunate realisation that this may not get ridden for potentially a long time the plan was the regrease all bolts, lube up the drivetrain and polish and protect the frame in the hope whenever this does get ridden again it should be easy to get going with no seized bolts or rusted drivetrain to contend with.

    for my own reference currently weighs 7.8kg

  • in Current Projects
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    Whilst doing the usual parts bin rummage looking for inspiration I saw a bolted seat post clamp, fizik saddle, boardman stem and chopped Easton ea50 seatpost so a plan was hatched.

    Seat post clamp to replace the QR one currently on the winter bike, Easton seatpost then the brooks from the 29er. Then the shorter 100mm boardman stem to bring the bars back a touch. (Still like a relatively low bar height for now but this may change through miles on the bike, if not I'll be cutting the steerer down a bit)

    QR clamp from the winter bike onto the 29er because it was in better condition. Deda seatpost from winter bike holding the fizik saddle.

    Boardman stem will of course be getting acetoned once I get it back from my dad.

  • in Current Projects
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    Boardman 29er given a mini service tonight - derailleur stripped and cleaned, brakes out and cleaned, bb apart etc etc. Only things bot done were forks/headset and brake bleeding because I did them not long ago. Can be tucked away now till nice (dry) weather returns for the off road commute.

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    @Tom13

    The boardman 29er is fantastic, I much prefer the longer stem, flat bars and racer saddle but just doesn't really work for the current commute. If my planned spring time tour doesn't come off I'll be doing a mini tour on that!

    Raleigh was such a good bike, again a shame it doesn't work on the current commute.

    And giant was a great bargain spotted by a none cycling friend for me haha.

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    XT Rear mech bought off ebay with worn out jockey wheels for a bit of a bargain, fitted the jockey wheels off of my broken one, given a quick clean and straightened the gear hanger.

    Winter bike is bike to running order -

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