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blingdaddy

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Hi
« on: 21, April, 2011 - 11:45:43 »
I was invited over by retro andy , I currently restore Raleigh grifters and am getting too many , I am looking to sell one and get myself a c5 , :)
Any c5 offers for a shiney new grifter ?

Karl

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« Reply #1 on: 21, April, 2011 - 13:08:51 »
welcome to the c5alive forum mate, glad to have you here  :)

If you re looking to jump into the world of c5 ownership be sure to check out the buyers guide and the unofficial handbook, links to both are found in the forum guide;
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=627.0

I've had a couple of Grifters myself, the red one was given to my brother as a Christmas pressie and the silver one was passed on to retroAndy;
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1503.0

We've a couple of events coming up that would be ok for Grifters to join in , see if you can persuade a few to tag along . Now that would make an interesting sight  ;D

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« Reply #2 on: 21, April, 2011 - 21:45:49 »
Hope you find a trade with somebody blingdaddy, nice to see you on here  ;)

Retro Andy.

blingdaddy

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Re: Hi
« Reply #3 on: 21, April, 2011 - 23:15:32 »
Thanks for the welcome , let me know of any events , I am very interested , I had my hands on a c5 years ago but never really did anything with it and let it go when someone showed interest , it was only a 2 week relationship :( ,
Anyway , I will wave a grifter for a while and see if anyone shows interest ,
Come on peeps ,

becks

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« Reply #4 on: 22, April, 2011 - 09:04:45 »
i might be interested in a deal where are you?

mikegrifter

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« Reply #5 on: 22, April, 2011 - 09:56:35 »
alright jas how are you, mike here sure i know you  :D

he is in peterborough and can vouch the bike pictured is very very nice

if i had the spare money would snap it up .

ps dont forget the red one you offered me first refusal must be time now to sell that one  ;)

blingdaddy

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Re: Hi
« Reply #6 on: 22, April, 2011 - 11:46:50 »
I am in Peterborough , don't mind driving a bit ,
And yes mike , the lovely red one has your name on it when your ready to take it bud ,

blingdaddy

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« Reply #7 on: 22, April, 2011 - 12:01:45 »
Another pic , the chainguard is fitted now just to add ,as this is a couple of weeks ago picture


ScubaChris

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Re: Hi
« Reply #8 on: 22, April, 2011 - 20:09:14 »
Wow... Now there's a thing of beauty.  :D

Takes me back to my youth! I had a red Grifter back in the early eighties. I used to go everywhere on that bike! I have to say though it wasn't in as good condition as this one.  ;) It had a big chunk missing out of the foam seat and I used to fold the back mudflap onto the knobbly tyre so it sounded like a motorbike as I went down the road.
God, these bikes were so heavy - I remember struggling up hills on mine, fiddling with the 3 speed shifter.

Happy days!

C.

blingdaddy

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Re: Hi
« Reply #9 on: 22, April, 2011 - 20:48:41 »
You forgot to mention finding slip gear while riding standing up :) ,

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« Reply #10 on: 23, April, 2011 - 06:29:30 »
You are not far away from some of us then blingdaddy, I live in Kings Lynn and their are several
C5 owner's in the area, like Karl said it would be a great thing to see a load of C5's and grifters all together sometime, I will be holding another royal run in june which we go from mine to sandringham, any chance that some grifter folk would like to join in ? We can switch rides along the way maybe.

Retro Andy.

blingdaddy

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Re: Hi
« Reply #11 on: 23, April, 2011 - 11:15:02 »
Yeah cool , give me a shout when it's on , :)

Karl

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« Reply #12 on: 23, April, 2011 - 20:45:02 »
Yeah cool , give me a shout when it's on , :)


Like Andy says - see if you can get a grifter crowd to come along, would be cool  8) Details are in the events section (see link or below)
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1611.0

blingdaddy

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Re: Hi
« Reply #13 on: 25, April, 2011 - 00:30:00 »
Well I have half a dozen grifters now so could bring them all and you can all ride them :)

blingdaddy

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Re: Hi
« Reply #14 on: 25, April, 2011 - 00:32:39 »
Is there seriously no one interested in a deal with my grifter ??
If I ever get left with eBay option it will be a strip down sale of parts :( ,