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  • Clipper
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    Captain, these are my Raleighs and a Carlton. Apart from these, there are several others including a Claud Butler tandem.

    Of those in the picture, only the 1948 black Raleigh leaning against the brown bin is in less than 100% working order. It is a long term restoration project that deserves more time than I have given it to date.

  • pakarang
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    Are ALL those your bikes, and in working order?

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  • Clipper
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    And, in case you were wondering whether I had any more bicycles ....

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  • Clipper
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    Here's another even more recent acquisition - a 1995 "Raleigh Royal Lady", which I bought as a crate full of parts on Ebay.





    She still needs some work to make her into the long distance tourer she is supposed to be. I added mudguards after these photos were taken and still need to add a pannier rack and sort out the gears, which don't change too well. Hmm, maybe needs new derailleurs, which could get expensive.

    This is my first experience of a step-through frame and I'm quite impressed. She is very stable and quite fast.

    When she's complete, I'll probably sell her on. Meanwhile, I'll have fun working on her in the back garden and testing her out on local roads.

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  • Clipper
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    No battery pack I'm afraid, Captain. But fed with enough Mars Bars (Japp?), the old engine is still pretty good :-)

  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by Clipper View Post
    Something a bit different - my recently acquired 1983 Carlton Corsair :






    Such a wonderful, nostalgic ride! Does it have a battery pack stacked in the frame somewhere?

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  • Clipper
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    Ralf, apart from consumables like air filter, oil filter and spark plugs, I rather think the Cappuccino is 100% Japanese.

  • Ralf__
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    Hahaha! It is the same with cars, isn't it? At least your Suzuki should be 90% japanese! Did you ever check that?

  • Clipper
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    Hi Ralph, yes we love our English bicycles with their Japanese derailleurs, Swiss brakes, Belgian rims, French hubs and Italian saddles! I can't think of anything German, unless I count Sachs-Huret but they were at least half French.

    That said, my first motor bike had a Sachs engine and a Bing carburetor.

  • Clipper
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    Hi Cecilia, the head badge is badly scraped so I'm afraid the Pakarang view is none too pretty.

  • Ralf__
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    Yesss! Britain is becoming the leading bicycle nation! Nice one.

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  • Seagull
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    Nice looking ride Clipper. Port and starboard views too!
    No 'pakarang view' though

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  • Clipper
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    Something a bit different - my recently acquired 1983 Carlton Corsair :







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  • wherrygirl
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    Then just you go and get it then, so that I can have a silhouette of my dear Woerkum.

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  • janihudi
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    It would even be nicer if i drove further down the road. It,s the road to Loevestein Castle, behind the beautiful marvelus car is Woudrichem.
    I would get a sillouette of Woudrichem there.
    Last edited by janihudi; September 17th, 2018, 14:13.
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