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Raleigh Burner BMX Rebuild WIP!
show user profile  Westcoast13
Here is a little something i've been working on recently thats been diverting my attention from max. Its a 1986 Raleigh Burner BMX.

I bought the frame completely bare and i've since had it dipped & powder coated in the black and gold. I've collected NOS (New Old Stock) parts from literally around the world to make up the complete (lol) bike you see here. Its cost a little more than i thought it would but as long as my wife doesn't find out, its all good. :)

I didn't have one of these when I was 6 (in '86) but my daughter is really into them now which is what spurred me on to get this project. I am now actually considering buying another, but that must be kept quiet from the missus for now anyway. Although once parts start arriving again she'll soon get suspicious!

(Sorry Spoon, the photo is 1000px wide, can you make an exception for me pleeze?)

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9/17/2011 11:38:35 AM (last edit: 9/17/2011 11:38:35 AM)
show user profile  dd
nice one mate

edit: I am in the process of doing up a bmx with the boy ( something to keep him busy)

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9/17/2011 11:44:19 AM (last edit: 9/17/2011 11:45:10 AM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
Thats what I thought, anything that keeps them away from the ps3 for a bit has got to be good!

Must post some pics here or on FB of your progress mate! :)

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9/17/2011 11:46:46 AM (last edit: 9/17/2011 11:46:46 AM)
show user profile  dd
his will not be as nice as yours. mainly because he has a new bmx and he is a spoilt shite so it will be what parts he can get :)

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9/17/2011 11:49:39 AM (last edit: 9/17/2011 11:49:39 AM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
lol!! :D

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9/17/2011 11:53:13 AM (last edit: 9/17/2011 11:53:13 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Nice :) stick the photos from FB of the original condition too.

And what exactly is 'a little more than i thought it would'? we wont tell :)

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9/17/2011 11:56:48 AM (last edit: 9/17/2011 11:56:48 AM)
show user profile  spoon
>we wont tell :)

Not at first. Not untill we need some leverage :D

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9/17/2011 12:13:03 PM (last edit: 9/17/2011 12:13:03 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
That`s reallllly cool is there a potential market for selling these on for a profit (ebay etc) ?

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9/17/2011 12:17:11 PM (last edit: 9/17/2011 12:17:11 PM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
I genuinely haven't added it up, a guess, £350 maybe? :/

My next one will be a complete bike and i will refurb old parts instead of buying all new bits, hopefully a cheaper way of doing it. Still, i'm very happy with the way this ones going having said that!

Decent ones sell for £250 - £1000. Top price is literally completely standard which would be a very difficult and expensive task to source all the bits. Maybe could make a profit if you refurb as i intend to do next time, but you'd be looking at very minimal profit for a lot of work! :)

Here are the pics of the bike as i bought it...

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9/17/2011 12:26:48 PM (last edit: 9/17/2011 12:26:48 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Where are the foam tubes that go round the frame and handlebars? :)

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9/17/2011 4:30:28 PM (last edit: 9/17/2011 4:30:28 PM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
On order. They are 45 quid and have to be made to order.

Gosh, there is always one isn't there!! :)

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9/17/2011 5:23:53 PM (last edit: 9/17/2011 5:23:53 PM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
The bike is coming on...

...Still waiting for the padset Mike! :)

Hopefully have it all done next week and the pads are (i'm told!!) in progress and should be here in 10 days or so! :)

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10/26/2011 12:27:35 PM (last edit: 10/26/2011 12:27:35 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Looks cool! Good project for you and your daughter as well. In my mind totally worth the cash!

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10/26/2011 4:15:08 PM (last edit: 10/26/2011 4:15:08 PM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
Cheers mate. I think its been worth it too! :)

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10/26/2011 8:28:59 PM (last edit: 10/26/2011 8:28:59 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Are you greasing the bearings with ketchup? :)

get a move on! :p

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10/26/2011 9:15:38 PM (last edit: 10/26/2011 9:15:38 PM)
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