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1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

#1 2006-09-07 7:40am

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1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

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1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

owner : i now own this bike

i no longer own this bike, i sold off the frame and fork to Farid.
hey guys i was wrong!!all the while i thought this was some kind of kuwahara, but i just saw one exactly the same as this on ebay, and it says raeligh aero pro burner!! so finally now i know, but the frame fork is definitely from tange.
survivor tange frame and fork, all 4130 ovalized tubing on both frame and fork with tange headset, tange grips, kuwahara laser bar, laser post, suntour xc-2 pedals, sugino CT175 3 piece solid chromoly cranks.red O.g.k mag wheels, tech 3 levers, dia compe 890 brake rear, mx1000a front. SDG bmx seat (new skool), sr MX-422 stem, red bmx padset.  IRC freestyle tyres.



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#2 2006-10-15 5:35pm

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

Does this frame have a flat brake stay or  round?

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#3 2006-10-25 4:55pm

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

its a round brake stay. thanks.


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#4 2006-11-17 1:09pm

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

What's the serial number on your bike, and where is it located?

My bike looks very similar to yours, but people are saying it's not a Kuwi...

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#5 2006-11-18 6:50am

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

the serial number on mine is located at the botoom bracket and states
TANGE JAPAN
T3J4349.
it is atange frame, but sure looks like a kuwahara, anyway tange did make frames for them!


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#6 2006-11-27 12:05pm

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

Its a 1983 Kuwahara Laserlite f/f with original 'ARX' style forks. Nice red pads!

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#7 2006-11-28 6:05am

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

no it cant be, becuase kuwhara has a flat brake bridge, this is a tube type, besides i saw one with raleigh stickers on ebay, and the shape is exactly the same as this frame, so it is a raleigh aero pro burner.


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#8 2006-11-28 9:55am

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

can you post a pic of the rear drop outs?

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#9 2006-11-28 9:14pm

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

i just replaced the 4th picture. have a look at it.


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#10 2006-11-29 2:34pm

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

No flat brake bridge? Oops not a Laser, missed that bit of detail. After looking at the new pics of your seat post tube and bb, its definitely not a Kuwahara. I am thinking it could be a frame whose name rhymes with 'logan'... the non-gusseted kind... hmm. I'll shut up for now.

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#11 2007-01-02 5:24pm

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

where do you live and do you want to sell the frame??

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#12 2007-01-02 9:06pm

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

i live in malaysia, i might sell it with the fork , i dont know, i dont really like the geometry. contact me at rama_dyna@seracasia.com
or kenlaszlo@hotmail.com

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#13 2007-01-16 6:44pm

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

that is a raleigh aero pro burner built by tange oval frame. originally came with araya aero rims, tange grips(same as hutch grips)dia compe mx brake set, top of the line bmx by raleigh back in the day(uk market) $900 or 450 british pounds. my buddy had one and pretty much you were the king of the block if you had that bike. i'll try and get some pics of that original bike because i can't remember all the original parts on the bike. you could get more info from raleigh uk on that bike. the andy ruffell team raleigh frames are the exact same.

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#14 2007-01-16 7:14pm

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

original pic at this site.

www.members.lycos.co.uk/magburner/1984catalogue.html

original decals at this site.

www.bmxman.com/products.htm

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#15 2007-01-17 4:33am

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

I used to have one of these, and yes, I stuck Kuwahara stickers on it (and Woody Itson bars). It was a nice bike, cost about 250 quid in the UK at the time.

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#16 2007-01-17 6:39am

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

oh,yes that is a very nice catalog, and the bike does look great i must say!! you can tell the difference of the geometry immdiately.


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#17 2007-02-11 1:13pm

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

Hi there.I am from england and i dont think it is a raliegh because all the burners at the back end where the two tubes that hold the back wheel dont have a gap between them ,they are one tube cranked to shape.  good luck dude

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#18 2007-02-11 9:02pm

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

i still think this should be a raleigh aero pro burner because it looks exactly the same as the one that sold on ebay few months ago.


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#19 2007-02-12 12:44am

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

I agree it is a raleigh Aero pro burner as I had one back in 1985


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#20 2007-02-21 1:42pm

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

raleigh burners have an R cut out on the front forks and an R on the rear wheel stay.I have also noticed from your picture that the seat post tube on the frame has a white square with a red circle on it and i am sure it is a kuwara as my mate had the e.t bike(not THE e.t bike) and thats where i first saw it. Also serial no is on back of seat post tube on frame (i know this because ive just bought mk2 burner frame off e bay.

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#21 2007-02-21 3:11pm

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

oldfart if you do your research properly you will see that the Raleigh Aero is a Tange built frame and does not have the "R" cutouts.

This bike IMO an Aero

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1985 'Raleigh BMX Burners' catalogue - AERO PRO
The Aero Pro caused a senstation when it
was launched. BMX Action Bike
Magazine said "...a bike serious riders
should seriously consider... a Cr-Mo
contender for the BMX Hall of Fame."
- Suntour alloy stem.
- Dia Compe tech 3 levers.
- Tange grips.
The rest of the spec oozes with race bred
quality -
- Super qual, wheels with Suntour sealed
bearing hubs, Araya Aero rims and
Comp III skinwall tyres.
- Kashimax Aero Saddle
- Dia Compe MX brake calipers
- Cr-Mo handlebar and seat pin.
All of which are mounted on the mirror
finish aerodynamic Cr-Mo frame and
forks.
Full chrome plate.
Frame Size: Suitable for inside legs
22-30 Ins.
Full BSI reflector kit supplied.

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#22 2007-02-21 4:58pm

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

yes, this is different from other raleighs, its made in japan by tange, the same people that made kuwhara frames.


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#23 2007-02-22 12:13am

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

RALEIGH PRO HAS 3 HOLES IN THE BACK DROPOUTS THAT GET SMALLER IN SIZE......BUT THERE IS ANOTHER FRAME THAT IS EXACTLY THE SAME BUT ITS NOT A RALEIGH ....NOT SAYING YOURS IS NOT RALEIGH SAYING THE OTHER FRAME IS NOT ..I THINK YOURS IS A AERO PRO MADE BY TANGE

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#24 2007-03-11 10:10pm

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

if anyone wanna make any offers, do let me know, i want a kuwahara


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#25 2007-04-14 6:39am

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Re: 1985 Raleigh Aero Pro Burner

i have now seen 3 of thes all with the kuwahara dacals on them and all with the T starting serial number and all with the tange on the bottom of the forks

all with the mongoose handle bars

it might be sold as a kuwahara in asia ???
the one i saw is in Australia

what you reckon guys

Paul

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