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Title: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on January 22, 2018, 09:36 PM
Here's my latest project raleigh rapier there's only 14ish known off, I bought this about 2 years ago and I'm finally getting there over the next few weeks I'll post up my pics of my progress hope you like (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180122/f37ef4e1a8bbdcaf2a9565b4f70e7b20.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180122/808a6d07bee4e71b253085644451294e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180122/fcab2a42bd6f97a445f7e2e33c96722f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180122/96c2d80805c5c1d38fd604ef7bece8e0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180122/658e37c4165510f08cf645a48f00dd19.jpg)

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Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: Retrodan72 on January 22, 2018, 11:26 PM
Very cool frame mare.  8)
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: in2bmx on January 23, 2018, 08:52 AM
Cool build . Looking forward to the updates  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: CustardLips on January 24, 2018, 09:02 AM
Nice that.  :daumenhoch:
So is it just the same as a Pro Burner but with cable guides ?
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on January 24, 2018, 12:32 PM
It's basically the same frame and forks the only differences are this has cables guides, the head badge is riveted on and not a decal, plus the dates on the Australian version are earlier than the UK pro
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: Mikku on January 24, 2018, 12:33 PM
Very cool! Didn’t know that Koizumi made Raleigh frames, Aussie ones or otherwise. Subscribed! :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: kalex on January 24, 2018, 12:50 PM
Its the same but different at the same time, I like it
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: Taipan on January 24, 2018, 12:53 PM
There are more frame sets about than forks! I've seen those dragon forks on there own  go for alot of wonga!  :shocked:
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: Glynnyboy on January 24, 2018, 01:10 PM
Very cool! Didn’t know that Koizumi made Raleigh frames, Aussie ones or otherwise. Subscribed! :daumenhoch:
They did three frames for Raleigh in the UK. The pro burner, the mk2 cromo burner and some of the team aero pro were also koizumi frames.
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on January 24, 2018, 01:52 PM
Citric bath time I'll post up pics of the results in a day or two (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180124/e58ade8bfe0f540059a5e8c68a87485a.jpg)

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Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on January 26, 2018, 07:46 PM
Well it's had it's bath but the next day the chrome had lifted in places so I bet you can guess I wasn't to happy, so now I've taken it to Allenchrome near York to let them do there magic 🤞(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180126/a8c2a2675105c967e77c758d144c3754.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180126/5224874c97fb8c11e2490f0b4f70d993.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180126/9b3c9013e6ee18283ba74744d3ea302a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180126/f1eee384a88e688f99e09c45c948ee15.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180126/4fbab9e88b9d03ef51b007aa3d94ed88.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180126/f2af5c4ef890e8621847ae40d29249c6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180126/d39663a28ad8ff148cb63ff010779191.jpg)

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Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: kalex on January 26, 2018, 08:51 PM
That's a bummer with the chrome.

What type of price is it to get a frame set chromed nowadays
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on January 26, 2018, 08:54 PM
That's a bummer with the chrome.

What type of price is it to get a frame set chromed nowadays

Frame is gonna between £200-£300, forks £80 and the bars £80
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: kalex on January 26, 2018, 08:58 PM
I've heard their meant to be very good.

Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on January 26, 2018, 09:08 PM
Yeah my mate takes all his stuff there and he's very anal he won't go anywhere else, I did a lot of research first before hand, I had a really good chat with them and they understand how important stamps and over polished welds etc
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: kalex on January 26, 2018, 09:32 PM
Make sure you post up plenty of pics  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: Taipan on January 27, 2018, 10:22 AM
Thats a lot to pay for a re chrome but I've seen some of there work they are one of the best out there and I dare say this will be a keeper so worth doing  :daumenhoch: cant wait to see it done  :) whats there turn around time fella?
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on January 27, 2018, 11:01 AM
They said it will be 8-10 weeks, I wasn't really bothered about the cost all I want is it done right and a good job  ;)
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on February 04, 2018, 07:28 PM
While I'm waiting for the frame, forks and bars to come back I've been sorting all the parts out what I've collected over the last couple of years for the rapier (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180204/5694475c96ecb1cc8eda9d2ebe59848b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180204/fd1b01281dc849e0026ebf1a5b1f0f40.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180204/e70ee5719cf26a07d91c47fbdcdaf853.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180204/547e425a2760665294f025e062770f4d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180204/15ff92164c16b7a6d53d17d855b2b9c7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180204/e0f7657c9c8d67cc03b9e95a2a8bafc4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180204/f69b3294ef744bff758eb7042adb5303.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180204/f4d20262c1aaf522b54fa89ae39aa06f.jpg)

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Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: Mikku on February 04, 2018, 11:28 PM
That’s a nice collection of parts you’ve got there! Love the og box for the Grab Ons! :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on February 11, 2018, 04:09 PM
A bit more progress made today, just stripped the araya 7x hoops and seat post ready for reanno

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Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on March 13, 2018, 06:38 PM
A bit more progress today got these pics from allenchrome today, it's ready to pick up  :)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180313/c438f5905f0a420813e24b0e0ee55c0f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180313/0a1c67e5092205bfa28815a49c3bcb3a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180313/246f0538bf1132197b0a3c200ef09c06.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180313/487da84318e442e757668f3bbcbc395d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180313/4ad17d25fa284db4615c61e642498e33.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180313/e834042dc523dc50c473324460fec08d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180313/b24aaefc660dfa2096b008c0e9e018d4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180313/9edb12f2f32ca44094bcc609e8aff715.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180313/aa9b5249d403d0c58369a6d2cf062430.jpg)

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Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: kalex on March 13, 2018, 07:01 PM
Lovely job on the chrome work
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: oldtired on March 13, 2018, 07:37 PM
is that the chromers  at Pocklington?
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on March 13, 2018, 07:40 PM
is that the chromers  at Pocklington?
It is mate yes  ;)
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: Glynnyboy on March 13, 2018, 07:43 PM
Wow mate looks like they did a top job you must be stoked. I’m really looking forward to this resto you’ve really done your homework on the spec. This is the 1st resto of its kind, awesome.
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on March 13, 2018, 07:49 PM
Wow mate looks like they did a top job you must be stoked. I’m really looking forward to this resto you’ve really done your homework on the spec. This is the 1st resto of its kind, awesome.

Thanks Glynn its only taken 2 years to get this far  ;)
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: bobafett on March 30, 2018, 11:21 AM
I like how this is shaping up - nice build thread  ;)
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on April 13, 2018, 10:18 PM
I've finally found the time to go collect my rapier so here's a few updated pics of the chrome work that I had done  :)

 (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180413/ebd23cfb58867a6939acc36ef4bbfebb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180413/b76e4720d472b1577fa7563e1ffb2d56.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180413/6fb33f42f232a575bd8fb26bc0735d6d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180413/15b961ec8bd7fe3383262f1a29c53a5a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180413/8d7c6d31e27582cafd2d8adf8527fe81.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180413/87bed1f1783fb6e864243fe9f064e6a7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180413/5c14db12a890b5b1fc7fa2bc3ba9d0b4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180413/61e07cfb47c1375f59f5d207be059871.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180413/2905d9057f2a675d976ee76ccf79dc56.jpg)

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Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: in2bmx on April 13, 2018, 10:23 PM
Very nice .  :4_17_5:

Looking forward to seeing this built up .  fistblump
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: chrisv39 on April 13, 2018, 10:41 PM
Great build thread, that chrome is beautiful. Looking forward to updates on this  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: CustardLips on April 14, 2018, 10:55 AM
That chrome looks lovely.  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on April 20, 2018, 09:49 PM
Just a quick update, started putting it together tonight  :)

 (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180420/ce1f477d67917207bdd4e8c83ada8825.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180420/7d83bfc95544dce3ecb21d1b691e8a85.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180420/78fb3addd085d1ad2c5c1437ed11eba9.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180420/5a831e08470d41de790f0dc60d72ed67.jpg)

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Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: Taipan on April 20, 2018, 10:04 PM
Awesome! love those grips too  :daumenhoch: never seen them in black
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: MartyC on April 22, 2018, 10:52 AM
Looks great so far, what Raleigh decals are you going for?
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on April 22, 2018, 03:32 PM


Looks great so far, what Raleigh decals are you going for?


I'm doing it as close to spec as I can, here's what the decals will look like


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Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: factory pilot on April 22, 2018, 05:42 PM
Great build thread ... awesome project ... can’t wait to see it completed  fistblump
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: bobafett on April 22, 2018, 09:57 PM
Coming along nicely  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: Taipan on April 23, 2018, 09:44 AM
Are the decals going to be exactly as shown or would you change the blue for black/chrome to compliment the build?
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on April 23, 2018, 08:37 PM
Are the decals going to be exactly as shown or would you change the blue for black/chrome to compliment the build?

The decals are staying original spec  ;)
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on April 24, 2018, 10:18 PM
I got a little more done tonight  :)

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Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: BMX1973 on April 30, 2018, 05:26 PM
Wonder why UK didn't have the R gusset on them?


Great bike that's going to be  :4_17_5:
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on April 30, 2018, 06:04 PM
Wonder why UK didn't have the R gusset on them?


Great bike that's going to be  :4_17_5:


The UK did have a R gusset version which is the mk1 pro burner

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Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on November 26, 2018, 03:14 PM
Thought it was time I did a update on progress, I decided not to use the original gold maxycross I bought because they was to good to strip so I bought these faded gold crank set to have done black, so these and the seat post are still being annodised and will be back shortly, I had the 7x hoops done and there back so when I got the shiny sides done and built I post some more pics up later  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/03eea0c5266428ba20d946afdce93934.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/d9cd0345886cff6758ab301bb2a30d7d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/a924124a0da9eb92c266e24b1851310e.jpg)

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Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on November 26, 2018, 09:53 PM
I've got the shiny sides done and finished this afternoon, so I've got the wheels built up and trued this even (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/57047ba44f6c4e440943da654b19828f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/77a5cd831c5cf74bd6798e639daed799.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/1ae34562c3550c48d925c21fd52be307.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/0676e1099888f76a1a1661ac786aa55a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/05063537ac75f32c0d829c35893f98e2.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/449f14284b64e893d3a8ef2b962dc410.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/89ed373054a78324446d7a15ca4bb457.jpg)

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Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: bobafett on November 26, 2018, 10:47 PM
Lookin good mate  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: deeman on November 27, 2018, 12:19 AM
Top job being done here...i must admit i was surprised by the relatively elaborate decals compared with the UK version!  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: Griswold on November 27, 2018, 12:14 PM
Good effort! Cool frame.  :coolsmiley:

Can I ask who you will use to annodise rims? And what you used to strip them? Got some I want doing too..
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on November 28, 2018, 10:09 AM
Good effort! Cool frame.  :coolsmiley:

Can I ask who you will use to annodise rims? And what you used to strip them? Got some I want doing too..

I strip all my anno parts with oven pride, the person who does my anno does it in his spare time and only does it every now and again
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: Griswold on November 28, 2018, 10:20 AM
Good effort! Cool frame.  :coolsmiley:

Can I ask who you will use to annodise rims? And what you used to strip them? Got some I want doing too..

I strip all my anno parts with oven pride, the person who does my anno does it in his spare time and only does it every now and again

Thanks mate. Think ive got some of that :)
Noted on the anno.. contacted a guy recently but no joy. Will keep looking. No particular hurry..


Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on January 06, 2019, 08:41 PM
Here's some pics of the annodising that has come back, just a bit of facing to do on the cranks (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190106/b90a2fbe728d0a110680c1cbdec497a8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190106/132393b5b6c0c2b2d513449275773b5e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190106/f6edb3bd21e18d9da68bda4368623d5b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190106/cc984099343f2500892801cde4e44d8f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190106/9f5be484ce16f1b99adedd89ebb7da6b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: Ady on January 06, 2019, 10:23 PM
Looking great  :daumenhoch:

Cannot wait to see this fully built..

Top work bud  fistblump
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: Avro on January 07, 2019, 12:36 AM
Enjoying the thread very much, keep it coming.

Regarding anodising, I am setting my 'lab' up again very soon with some tasty projects.
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on January 07, 2019, 12:58 PM
That's the crank sanding done (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190107/45d36b4c0f12079ab401a9cf945c10d2.jpg)

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Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: in2bmx on January 07, 2019, 01:24 PM
Looking good  :4_17_5:
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: CustardLips on January 07, 2019, 01:49 PM
Cranks look awesome... nice work.  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
Post by: dwab4 on January 07, 2019, 11:22 PM
That's the crank fitted, spindles changed to 9/16, nearly there (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190107/87df2657d88ec7a0999c79b7c1b7f600.jpg)

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