Early 90's Raleigh Klunker

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Steve
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Early 90's Raleigh Klunker

Post by Steve » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:51 pm

I got this years ago, when I was working in Italy. The company I worked for had 30-40, and many of them where being scrapped, so I rescued one. They were badged as Raleigh Beach Cruisers, but I don't know where they were made. It came with steel wheels and 5 speed SIS gears.

I had it repainted, change the wheels to DX and single speeded it.

It weighs about the same as the moon, but is only ever used for short rides.

It currently resides in Germany, so I've got something to ride while I'm over there.

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Re: Early 90's Raleigh Klunker

Post by Rojo » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:52 pm

Nice that mate!!

What brakes are they??

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Re: Early 90's Raleigh Klunker

Post by Steve » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:54 pm

They are Marin brakes based on Avid Tri Aligns, nice brakes, easy to set up or adjust and a good feel with decent stopping power.

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Re: Early 90's Raleigh Klunker

Post by Rojo » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:55 pm

Thought they had a posh look to them, I seen the Avid Tri ones, and these look as good.

Bet they aren't as expensive either.

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Re: Early 90's Raleigh Klunker

Post by shinobi » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:56 pm

Never seen one of those before , i do remember the Bomber though ! whats it like to ride ?
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Re: Early 90's Raleigh Klunker

Post by Steve » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:58 pm

Its a very relaxed riding position, laid back and slow.

Quite comfy for cruising around town on cycle paths, but far too slow to turn in and wide for any serious off roading.

I was tempted by a Bomber last year, they had one in the window of a bike shop in Malvern.

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