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The Winner

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By Rob - Posted on 18 December 2008

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

Check this out... the old man has pulled this out from his garage. It's an old 10 speed Raleigh Winner from my childhood. Well, from mid-teens - it's 21" frame IIRC. It came with drops but I liked the flat bars more, even back then. Looks like he's been playing with the geometry though, I don't recall it being that way! Eye-wink

There's a dyno that fits under the bottom bracket and runs against the flat of the tyre, rather than one that runs on the edge of the tyre like most do. Powers a front halogen headlight. This was all pretty hi-tech back then Eye-wink

I'd be worried about the headset/BB being seized up, but aside from that I thought it would be a laugh to get him to send it over and make an SS commuter from it. Nothing like being able to say you ride the same bike now as you did in your teens Eye-wink

pikey's picture more modern than the one I did the gong on recently Smiling

The Liver is Evil and must be punished Sticking out tongue

LadyToast's picture

You still going to get this Rob?

Would be hard to decide what to do with it though, it would make a nice SS but also it could be worth
keeping standard.

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