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#1 2016-06-07 8:33pm

oldschool_bmx_freestyler
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1984 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

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1984 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

Raleigh Aero Pro Burner with all original factory components (apart from new spokes at the rear wheel) in very good condition out of 1984.

Browsing the offers on a local classified advertisements website I've found this beauty "tuned" with a huge air-padded seat and a nice bell, showing a picture out of the Disney/Pixar-Movie "Finding Nemo" smile
Apart from that the bike was in really nice condition, with the exception of the chain, the rear wheel and parts of the chain stays.
Obviously the previous owner has stored the bike in filthy condition, because there were dryed muddy areas which have led to surface rust on the chain stays and particularly the spokes of the rear wheel.

After cleaning and disassembling the whole bike firstly I gave him a good polish.
In this context I was able to eliminate the surface rust almost completely.
But despite all efforts (Coca Cola+aluminum foil, polishing, Akopatz...) I wasn't able to secure the spokes, which showed big stained dark areas.
So I decided to disassemble the rear wheel and renew the spokes with original Araya spokes (for the first time).
Also the chain (original two-tone D.I.D.) has captured some rusty areas, so I let it bathe in citric acid.
After assembling all parts with good grease I was pretty satisfied with the appearance of this Aero Burner smile
It's such a sweet frame and the whole bike is very agile and lightweight - let me say: Tange made wink

Hope it will bring some memories back to you mate...


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I am such an 80s kid...

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#2 2016-06-07 8:34pm

Axel10
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Re: 1984 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

awesome bike smile


If you think that you are too old to Rock & Roll - then you are.

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#3 2016-06-07 10:43pm

allydanish
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Re: 1984 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

hellyeahhhh ...
Awesomeness with a capital A


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#4 2016-06-07 11:17pm

oldschool_bmx_freestyler
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Re: 1984 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

Thanks mates - yeah pretty proud of it smile


I am such an 80s kid...

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#5 2016-06-09 5:51pm

zman0803
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Re: 1984 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

That's... Rad to the power of sick.

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#6 2016-09-29 3:57pm

pigdaddybmx
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From: gloucestershire
Registered: 2016-09-24
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Re: 1984 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

My friend had one back in Ireland when we were kids. It was well light and great for big big bunny hops!! Great original aero pro burner!! Nice!! cool

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#7 2016-09-30 11:36am

welshv5er
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From: Wrexham North Wales
Registered: 2016-07-24
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Re: 1984 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

nice cool


1985 Raleigh Team Aero Pro owner...
1984 MK2 Raleigh Ultra Burner owner...

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#8 2016-10-03 10:58pm

oldschool_bmx_freestyler
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Re: 1984 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

Yes, I can confirm that this bike is real lightweigt big_smile


I am such an 80s kid...

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#9 2016-10-04 8:17am

BritUS
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Re: 1984 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

Nice bike - brings back some great memories.


The true measure of a mans worth, is what he would do if he knew he would never be caught.

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