Whoever fitted the cables wants strung up!
A tale of human honesty, and stumped as to what to do?
So does your old English teacher
Only joking, yes I agree. I've never flipped it upside down to look under the BB until I came to pass this on.
The previous owner was the last person to do the cables. As I say I've owned it 4 years and barely touched it.
Sorry if it comes across that way, I was just trying to look at the bike as a whole package.
Have you thought about getting it re coated in the original colours?
Funnily enough I've just been looking at it in my kitchen and am considering removing the ebay ad and just keeping it but getting it sprayed back up... but then that will lead to attempting to find all the original parts that would have been on it and that's going to get expensive!
Gonna take it for a blast in a bit when the traffic calms down, I've become pretty attached to it now I've started finding out what it really is.
Crikey seems to have a bit of an axe to grind?
Read like someone taking a step back and trying to play devil's advocate to me?
Here you go Crikey,
been doing a bit of digging. For some of these team frames Raleigh shipped the parts to other builders and they built them with the parts shipped.
I have copied and pasted directly from my email.
I can speak english.
This frame was built in 1990 (90) – was the first frame produced for this season (1) and was made for Laurent Fignon (LF).
This frame has been produced by Cyfac for CASTORAMA Team and for your info, we could repaint it in its initial color as we did for another UK customer at the beginning of the year ( see picture attached).
Aymeric Le Brun,
Tél : 02 47 24 67 42
De : Paul Bennett [mailto:email@example.com]
Envoyé : jeudi 11 juillet 2013 21:03
À : firstname.lastname@example.org
Objet : S'il vous plaît pouvez-vous aider? Laurent Fignon frame?
Je suis désolé pour mon mauvais français écrit.
Pouvez-vous parler ou d'écrire en anglais?
Je vais écrire en anglais si c'est ok?
I have what i have been told is an old Raleigh Castorama and upon inspection many people seem to believe that it was ridden by Lauren Fignon.
It has been said that Cyfac built these? Is that true?
If so could you confirm the identity as a true Laurent Fignon frame?
It has obviously been re-painted since it was manufactured..
Many thanks in advance,
et au cas où vous ne pouvez pas lire l'anglais, j'ai essayé d'utiliser google translate
J'ai ce que j'ai dit est un ancien Castorama Raleigh et, après inspection Beaucoup de gens semblent croire qu'il a été monté par Lauren Fignon.
Il a été dit que Cyfac construit ceux-ci? Est-ce vrai?
Si oui pourriez-vous confirmer l'identité comme un véritable cadre Fignon Laurent?
Il a évidemment été repeint depuis qu'il a été fabriqué ..
I was trying to think in the way that a potential buyer would, but I'm glad that your initial suspicions are proving to be well founded.
Repaint it and ride it.
@Chilled76 - can we se the picture of the other bike that cyfac repainted?
Yep, I'll upload it to my pinkbike and link it. Give me a min.
I can't imagine why you would be mad enough to try and sell it in the UK, rather than get it over to either ebay.fr or a specialist cycle memorabilia auction in france
It's got international shipping so will come up on ebay.fr wont it?
That needs to be restored back to original condition, look on it as a project and you will realise far more back on it if you then decide to sell it.
Go on, restore it - it looks much more in keeping with the period
I know, to be honest I've agonised over this.
But it comes down to the fact I need cash, and I really need it at the minute.
I haven't got the time or money to invest in restoring it myself... or really the enthusiasm for it.
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