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Brian Hays

ALL OG 1983 Raleigh R7000fs

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All original Raleigh R7000fs. Top of the line race bike from Raleigh. Frame set is 555s chromoly tubing. This bike was found by Museum member DUG.

DUG was walking out of the bike shop as the OG owner was getting out of his truck with the bike in the back. DUG asked about the bike and the owner said he was there to see if anyone was interested in buying it. DUG bought it and sold it to me. 100% ORIGINAL.

Completely disassembled, cleaned, greased and reassembled by me.

1983 R7000FS frame and fork in original smoked chrome finish and original decals

Tange 125 headset

Suntour stem

Raleigh smoked chrome mustache bars

Fuan grips

Dia Compe Tech 3 levers

Dia compe brake cables

Dia Compe 810 and 800 calipers

Dia Compe brake pads

Raleigh/ Viscount seat

Raleigh fluted layback post

Suntour broken arrows seat post clamp

Takagi 175mm cranks

Tange bottom bracket

Suntour XC2 pedals decal'd as Raleigh

Izumi 3/32 chain

Suntour 16t freewheel

Duralum 44t sprocket

Sugino chain ring bolts

Tuf Neck disc

Araya Aero 20x1.75 rims

Suntour Gyro Master sealed hubs

Raleigh skinwall tires and tubes

Raleigh pad set

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That's really cool. Looks like a cross between a Huffy Pro Lightning (fork, front end, color sheme) and an early 90s GT (rear dropouts).

 

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What is the front caliper? Is that some kind of quick release mechanism. Doesn't look like a DC 880 to me.

 

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2 hours ago, RL Paulie said:

What is the front caliper? Is that some kind of quick release mechanism. Doesn't look like a DC 880 to me.

 

The front and rear both have that quick release (which I've never seen before). Both calipers have a "g" on them in black and the front also has AC800 on it. Both calipers are clearly stamped Dia Compe on the back side of them. I'll get pics of the backside of both.

Also, as far as the Huffy Pro Lightning and Stu Thomsen bikes, Huffy owned Raleigh from 1982-1986, so good eye! Here's a link.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/huffy.html

 

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Such a cool and strange looking brake.

I had this exact bike from 83-85:

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Sweet. Ive always had a thing for the Murray and Huffy complete bikes. My first BMX bike was a 1981 Sears Free Spririt FS500 made by Murray so I have deep roots. Love the Stu Huffy too. 

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Well Im an idiot. Didn't have my glasses on. Just pulled it back apart. Front is an 800 and rear is an 810 stamped on the back. Both dated may of 83. Here is close up pics. I at least was right about Dia Compe :)

 

 

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look at that... true survivors are magical 

 

also, brings thoughts of our late homegirl, Misty to mind.  Though this is quite a different frame, I actually don't remember the rear drop configuration being like this on a Raleigh. 

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On 11/14/2019 at 8:03 PM, Brian Hays said:

Well Im an idiot. Didn't have my glasses on. Just pulled it back apart. Front is an 800 and rear is an 810 stamped on the back. Both dated may of 83. Here is close up pics. I at least was right about Dia Compe :)

 

 

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It is my understanding that only the 7000 frame had these dropouts. 

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