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Old 02-09-2013, 02:08 PM   #2221
Ricardo Kuhn
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I ended up moving the fork to my Foes but then I started having problems with it. I'd be out riding when all of a sudden the seals would blow and I'd have to finish the ride without a front brake cause of all the weeping oil running down the legs. After repairing the fork 3 times and going though 3 sets of Hope brake pads inside of a month, I had enough so I sold it even though the stanchions were pristine.
Now you can get "improved" seal holders that in theory they don't pop out, so far I have problems with mine, but I have read the stories..


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I've had a couple of upside down forks (Marzocchi Shiver on the BWM, and a Dorado on my dh bike) and never had seal problems.
I have two shiver's my self, a SC and a DC, they are so heavy but they actually work really well plus they are so cool, I always want a Dorado in fact I almost purchase a SC before I got the DUC32..


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was kind of bitter too since Maverick didn't help me out on the frame (cracked the headtube).
Yeah is pretty sad when company's mess you up like that, specially with such expensive frame..
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:54 AM   #2222
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Bought new by me in 1999, sold it a few years later and it changed hands few more times. Now it's back and looking pretty good for a 14 year old bike. Love the mean green.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:18 PM   #2223
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Love the mean green.
That color has made a comeback.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:18 PM   #2224
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Picked this up from a friend who was moving. He bought it new when he lived in England. Still had the original tires and tubes. One sweet ride. He gave it to me. He said that way he didn't have to move it and he knew I would ride it. Raleigh Super Grand Prix
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:12 PM   #2225
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pretty, but dang! judging by the looks of it, you and your friend are both, what, about 6'5"?

original rubber?! must be because of that fancy double kickstand,...
throw that rotten old rubber stuff away before you try riding it and it puts you on the ground. (hopefully it's got 700C rims, and not 27",...)


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Picked this up from a friend who was moving. He bought it new when he lived in England. Still had the original tires and tubes. One sweet ride. He gave it to me. He said that way he didn't have to move it and he knew I would ride it. Raleigh Super Grand Prix
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:14 PM   #2226
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This might be one of the best looking bikes I've ever seen online. Great simplicity, and elegance of design!
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almost done. Took it for the first time around the block. This bike is so light I'm afraid to ride it...



Tomorrow is supposed to be a nice day so I'll take it for a longer ride.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:23 AM   #2227
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Picked this up from a friend who was moving. He bought it new when he lived in England. Still had the original tires and tubes. One sweet ride. He gave it to me. He said that way he didn't have to move it and he knew I would ride it. Raleigh Super Grand Prix
I'm not sure I would regularly ride it, even if I did fit. That bike is a time capsule, super-cool, and should be preserved.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:28 AM   #2228
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Heres my throw it off anything in the midwest bike....LOL

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Old 02-16-2013, 10:00 AM   #2229
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and, heres its road weenie cousin.... started life as an MTB, then got a crapload of 700c and road components thrown on because it royally sucked as a MTB.... not half bad as a roadie though... bit on the heavy side due to the chro-mo frame, but i am looking at getting a carbon fork for it....that fork is MASSIVE.....LOL and the one liece crank is geting converted to a standard 3 piece... i cant stand having to use 1/2" thread pedals...theres NO decent pedals out for that size....

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Old 02-16-2013, 11:28 AM   #2230
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Heres my throw it off anything in the midwest bike....LOL


Looks like at least a 6" travel fork, is that frame rated for that much fork?
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:10 PM   #2231
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Looks like at least a 6" travel fork, is that frame rated for that much fork?
it is a 5", and as far as i know....LOL the LBS said it would be fine... and i trust them....
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:38 PM   #2232
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I'm not sure I would regularly ride it, even if I did fit. That bike is a time capsule, super-cool, and should be preserved.
If it fit, I'd ride it. I'm not into being a warehouse for someone who will get it after I'm gone.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:28 PM   #2233
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I just bought this hardly used ca 1989 Panasonic MC4500 made using the PICS system. It was brought over from someone from the US and looks like it just sat in storage. Poor quality paint job but their largest frame that used Tange DB MTB tubing. I was sad to score the brake rims on its first outing!



PS the saddle has been raised since this photo!
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:44 PM   #2234
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ditto.
i'll take care of my stuff, but any bike worth its salt was built to be ridden.

and with all due respect to this one, as well-preserved as it might be, that Raleigh was never *that* nice a bike that it's worth hermetically sealing.
ride it!

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If it fit, I'd ride it. I'm not into being a warehouse for someone who will get it after I'm gone.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:37 PM   #2235
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This might be one of the best looking bikes I've ever seen online. Great simplicity, and elegance of design!
The frame is super cool but that chain tensioner kills it for me
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