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Essential item No.2. 1976 SBDU Team Raleigh Track.

August 3, 2011

3 years ago I saw an ad for a steel track frameset, my size, within my budget and looking good. So off I went to Bristol to pick it up. I arrived, checked the frame and agreed to make the transaction. It was a mid 70s silver enamelled Carlton, badged as a Marcarini, lovely it was, Fischer crown and everything. Yes please. But before I swapped my cash for the merchandise he offered to show me another frameset. “OK” I said. He then brought this out: A 1976 Team Raleigh track SB969 in ‘the’ colourway.

Dilemma. I’d always wanted one of these and this was again my size. It looked a bit tatty and the fork was rusted to within an inch of it’s life but then it’s not everyday someone presents you with one of these in your size. Even though the Raleigh was in much poorer condition to the Carlton he wanted more money for it. More than my budget. I got him to put wheels in both, stand them up side by side and I stared at them for a bit. The mental tussle went on for half an hour and then Bang! it finally happened. I saw the potential in that Red, yellow and black, I had chosen to burn the budget and I had bought the Raleigh.

Three years later and I still use it daily, rain or shine. It is scratched, battered and bruised but continuing to work like a beautifully oiled machine, hell it is a beautifully oiled machine! I love it and I can’t see it leaving my hands anytime soon. I’v had many bikes since this has been around but they’ve all gone to new homes, all except one.

I want to live in southern France one day and when I do I want this in the lounge.

Previous Raleigh posts.
The awesome Recollections of Ilkeston.
Classic lightweights on Raleigh SBDU.

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Spinwell Projects No.2. The Re-up.

June 17, 2011

Due to the popularity of these Ts last year I decided to re-up for those who missed out, but only this one time. Once these are gone, they really are gone!

Red ink on 100% cotton all white Gildan shirts.

Limited to 25 pieces.

Swoop here at the Spinwell Projects e-store.

The Re-Up is coming.

June 10, 2011

Yup. Those that missed out last time on the hyper-strike ‘Very Well’ T will be pleased to know that they’re back… real soon.

I’v also recently been busy with project number 4 and that’ll hopefully be dropping over the next few weeks too, so hold tight and get yer wallets braced!

Very Well Re-Up.

June 15, 2010

Well, not a re-up as such, just that I spotted that Tokyo Fixed Gear still have some stock of the Spinwell ‘Very Well’ T left on their newly re-opened webstore.

So everyone who has emailed me requesting one should promptly head there, as I have none left!

Birmingham Get Ready.

March 15, 2010

Available Monday.

February 26, 2010

That’s right my friends. Spinwell Projects No.2: The ‘Very Well’ Tee will be available from Monday – the 1st of March.

Keep em peeled on here for details on how you can get your mitts on this fine piece of attire and just in time for spring too.

Almost here.

February 24, 2010

Spinwell Projects. 2

February 16, 2010

After the success of the Beanie Spinwell Projects will soon add another product to it’s line and another string to it’s bow with the arrival of the Spinwell printed T.

Generally not a fan of T’s with bicycles or components on I had to convey the message of this blog, brand, whatever you want to call it on a T-shirt and not wanting to blow my own trumpet I think I did a pretty good job. I just can’t wait to get the merch now!

The above photograph is merely a photoshop mock-up but as soon as I have a sample of the real deal you guys will be the first to know.

Coming very soon!


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