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#1 2011-02-16 12:51am

cheap`n`cheerful
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1982 Raleigh Burner

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1982 Raleigh Burner

South African Burner

This bike has a Raleigh U.S.A. "EM2..." frame number with U.K. style decals and the Raleigh Springs South Africa headbadge. It is as i picked it up but the steel rim/Suntour wheels were falling apart so it now has the Tuff 11/Suntour set up.
Sugino 40t snowflake.
Mic 4 bolt stem.
Padded Viscount MX (Raleigh branded) seat.



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#2 2011-08-28 2:10pm

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Re: 1982 Raleigh Burner

Wow, that takes me back to my teenage youth in Cape Town. I had a silver/grey and black version. These bikes were cheap as chips but they were tough and pretty well-built for the price. Boy did I have fun on that bike...


Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

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#3 2012-04-26 4:59am

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Re: 1982 Raleigh Burner

This is my MK1 SA Burner.

http://fuzionradio.com/BMX/burner2.jpg


Looking for a NOS Black 84 stamped Dia-Compe rear Cable

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#4 2012-04-28 3:04pm

cheap`n`cheerful
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Re: 1982 Raleigh Burner

Cool bike. Do you know what year it is? Looks very original, what make are the brake parts? as mine didn`t have any when I got it.

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#5 2012-08-06 7:44am

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Re: 1982 Raleigh Burner

the original brakes was unbranded raleigh 1020's


Looking for a NOS Black 84 stamped Dia-Compe rear Cable

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#6 2014-01-19 2:08am

James P
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Re: 1982 Raleigh Burner

cheap`n`cheerful wrote:

South African Burner

This bike has a Raleigh U.S.A. "EM2..." frame number with U.K. style decals and the Raleigh Springs South Africa headbadge. It is as i picked it up but the steel rim/Suntour wheels were falling apart so it now has the Tuff 11/Suntour set up.
Sugino 40t snowflake.
Mic 4 bolt stem.
Padded Viscount MX (Raleigh branded) seat.

I've got one of these, although it is/was the silver grey version (probably the same as Funkwit's). The frame number is "EK200****". The bike originally had steel rims and hubs, with a coaster brake on the back. The fork, grips and seat were black and the stickers were the same as Cheap 'n' Cheerful's. I can't remember whether the front badge mentioned Springs, but the bike was sold new in South Africa (I lived there between 1976 and 1985). When I first resprayed the frame around 1983-84, I removed and kept the front badge (not sure if I've still got it though). For some reason, I remember the rear of the badge stated "Shinko Marks, Japan" on it.
My bike has the MIC stem, but it wasn't the original one. The original stem was a rectangular aluminium block type (shaped a bit like a Tuf-Neck with rounded corners), which I swapped with a friend for the MIC stem from his different model Burner (I can't remember the exact type, but I'd swear his frame looked the same as a Mongoose Motomag! It was a bright red/orange colour with black Burner stickers).

As my bike was pretty much bottom-of-the-range, I spent most of the money I earned on improving the spec. Today it still has the original frame, fork, Sugino 175mm one-piece crank and the MIC stem. I remember around 1983-84 that some problem with the coaster brake developed. Thinking I could fix it, I dismantled the hub for inspection. I can't remember what the problem was, but on reassembly, the coaster brake no longer worked - I'd inadvertently converted it into a freecoaster! It worked for a while, but gave up a few months later. I got a freewheel hub after that.

I hardly rode it at all between about 1987 and 1998. I decided to revamp it during the latter year and had the frame and fork sand-blasted and then powder-coated Lemon Yellow (I had previously resprayed it several times during the mid 1980s). Although I now have some regret, I cut off and filed smooth the tabs for the chain guard and coaster brake mountings before blasting...
The only new parts fitted for the revamp were a contemporary Mongoose Pro chrome handlebar (the previous non-original handlebar was slightly bent), a set of contemporary aluminium wheels with sealed bearing hubs (the original steel wheels were heavy and almost beyond saving) and some new street tyres. After riding the rebuilt bike for a year or so, it became obvious that it was too small for me (despite the laid-back seat post!), so I bought a Mosh DJ-3 http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/mosh/72899. Thinking that the Burner would be worth next-to-nothing, I decided to keep it rather than try selling. It hasn't been ridden since 2000 and is presently in a semi-assembled state. I'm considering getting a period handlebar and building it up again, though. I'll put up some photos if it gets that far!

Regards,
James

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