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#1 2011-06-10 8:54pm

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1980 Raleigh Burner

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1980 Raleigh Burner

Found this BMX @ a local yard sale, & planned on making a "Ratrod".
Did some research & found out it was a Raleigh.


My very 1st BMX was a mini Raleigh in Red & yellow, with yellow Tuffs, & padset
Another member posted the exact same bike. "1982 Raleigh Mite-Y-Mag 16"
I bought this BMX  with plans on making it a Retro/Ratrod", not knowing anything about this bike.
It was almost fully complete, except the tire were changed to mongooses tires.
I removed the reflectors.
After I found out i t was a Raleigh I decide to try to "recreate" my 1st BMX(looks wise).
Thought this was a BMX of the late 70's(78/79), but found out it was an 80.
I love the looks of this BMX.
It seems this bike was repainted pink/fuchsia, & I found bright orange paint underneath in a few spots.
The decals were painted over on the fork.
I decided to paint it flat black/murder it out.
Changed the seat with my MTN bike since I didn't want to damage the OG "quilted" seat.
I found a pair of yellow Tuff for sale locally & put them on a few days ago.
Also have a matching yellow OG seat that needs to be cleaned.
Haven 't got a chance to take it for a real cruise, just a lil test ride after I put the rims on.
She's ready to ride but I'm thinking of doing a few more things before our local "cruise week".
Got a lot of looks & comments with the wire wheels, wonder what kind of attention I'll get with the Tuffs?
I might change the crank,chain,pedals,sprocket, add front & back brakes, or leave her as is.
Also thinking about painting the fork flat/matte white.
On the look out for a nice set of yellow pads/padset.
If I can't find any locally I'll have some made.
Any comments or criticism is welcomed.


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#2 2011-08-05 2:30am

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Registered: 2011-06-10
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Re: 1980 Raleigh Burner

The wheels are Tuff 1's with Bendix 76 coaster.
I get stopped quite often by the "Old School" guys, & tonnes of looks from the kids.

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