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1987 Raleigh Shock

#1 2018-01-24 5:21am

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1987 Raleigh Shock

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1987 Raleigh Shock

Survivor build with a few custom additions

I got this as a survivor frameset and wanted to build it i had my bikes as a kid. Swoped out part,s randomly placed stickers, mismatched colours, honest wear and tear!
I didnt have the original shock chainwheel so decided to make a custom one covered in a picture disc. Being of an age where music and girls would have been more and more prevelant in out lives, it seemed a good idea and a 7 inch record trimmed down fits quite well on a larger chainwheel!!
Took two years to find tyres as bold as some of mine were bitd and got lucky spotting some leaning on a wall in a back of another members resto thread. they were about to be thrown out!!
Picked up a kellogs reflector ( which were everywhere when i was a kid ) all helping to create the look i wanted
It rides great and i managed to crack the seat trying a few moves. I figure a plate underneath and a few "haro" rivets will suffice and add to the survivor look :)


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#2 2018-01-24 6:07am

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Re: 1987 Raleigh Shock

Brother I really like what you've done with this bike....its probably more era correct than most being lived-era-correct ya know?  I dig thru a lot of old pics and bikes are never catalog correct and usually just like this.


Just an oldschool minitrucker and bmx kid doing what i do....
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#3 2018-01-24 6:23am

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Re: 1987 Raleigh Shock

Cheers bro. Exactly!
I didnt know a single guy bitd who rode a stock bike. Round our way it was all about swapping bits with friends, trying things out and adding new parts as they came out. Always thought survivor bikes had far more soul than stock era correct stuff.

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#4 2018-01-24 7:21am

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Re: 1987 Raleigh Shock

Exactly!  ....and folks wanted to imitate their favorite riders and what they saw in magazines so you saw a lot of Dyno's with Haro bars, Huffy's with GT mags and such......and most of the time they didn't color match, it would be a pile of 80's colored awesome!

Here is my pink Mag Shock I hope to follow your style with....
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"...I wish there was a way to know you're in the good ol days...before you've actually left em..."      -Andy Bernard

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#5 2018-01-24 8:19am

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Re: 1987 Raleigh Shock

Loving the fade on the stem :cool:


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#6 2018-01-25 1:47pm

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Re: 1987 Raleigh Shock

Such a rad bike. Both of these bikes are really cool. 80s bmx/freestyle design was really fun. (Apparently still is) RAD!

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