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Offline dwab4

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Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
« 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

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Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 11:26 PM »
Very cool frame mare.  8)


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Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 08:52 AM »
Cool build . Looking forward to the updates  :daumenhoch:
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Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 09:02 AM »
Nice that.  :daumenhoch:
So is it just the same as a Pro Burner but with cable guides ?
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Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
« Reply #4 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

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Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2018, 12:33 PM »
Very cool! Didn’t know that Koizumi made Raleigh frames, Aussie ones or otherwise. Subscribed! :daumenhoch:
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php'topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
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Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2018, 12:50 PM »
Its the same but different at the same time, I like it

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Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
« Reply #7 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:

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« Reply #8 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.

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Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2018, 01:52 PM »
Citric bath time I'll post up pics of the results in a day or two

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Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
« Reply #10 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 🤞

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Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
« Reply #11 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

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« Reply #12 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

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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2018, 08:58 PM »
I've heard their meant to be very good.


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« Reply #14 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

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« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2018, 09:32 PM »
Make sure you post up plenty of pics  :daumenhoch:

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« Reply #16 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?

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« Reply #17 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  ;)

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Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
« Reply #18 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

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Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
« Reply #19 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:
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php'topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
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Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
« Reply #20 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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Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2018, 06:38 PM »
A bit more progress today got these pics from allenchrome today, it's ready to pick up  :)

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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2018, 07:01 PM »
Lovely job on the chrome work

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Re: Australian raleigh rapier/pro resto
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2018, 07:37 PM »
is that the chromers  at Pocklington?

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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2018, 07:40 PM »
is that the chromers  at Pocklington?
It is mate yes  ;)

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