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 Post subject: What is this bike?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:48 pm 
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Hey, I went and picked this up yesterday and I have no real idea of what it is? I've done a bit re search and it looks very similar to a 70's Repco mono shock but it has Raleigh parts and "Raleigh springs South Africa" on the headbadge?


If you can shed any light on what this might be I'd be greatful


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Thanks Rob

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 Post subject: Re: What is this bike?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:30 am 
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Whatever it is, it was made in South Africa ...Raleigh had a manufacturing plant there at a place called "springs"
Looks to be 80`s to me ..never seen anything like it .

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 Post subject: Re: What is this bike?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:56 am 
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Thank you for the reply, I've been doing a bit research and it has a Peugeot frame number CPX-02-23257 any clues on how to get the age from that. I'm guessing Peugeot shipped the frames to South Africa to Raleigh? Yeah I'd never seen anything like it either that's why I had to buy it :) Rob

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 Post subject: Re: What is this bike?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:17 am 
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It looks like early BMX like schwinn, they did a suspension type early on.
You may need to check with some old Sokol BMX guys

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 Post subject: Re: What is this bike?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:30 am 
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Thanks, I've also put it on bmxmeseum but tbh I've had better luck on here :)

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 Post subject: Re: What is this bike?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:02 am 
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Maybe Raleigh and Peugot had some licensing deal going on for the South African market ..a joint venture maybe ? Interesting , but still no further on with dating it . To me the slightly deeper "cast" look of the badge screams mid 80`s ..but who knows ?

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 Post subject: Re: What is this bike?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:20 am 
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Yeah I'm guessing that maybe the case. I'm gonna put a thread on bmxmeseum asking if anyone can decipher the frame number.

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2011 yeti 575 build.


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