1968 Raleigh Fireball 3 + 2

Discussion in 'MBBO 2018 - FINISHED BIKES - CLASS 1' started by JNOACK, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. JNOACK

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    I had 3 bikes planned for this 4 month build off, but my powder coat guy injured his hand and couldn't complete all of my frames. Ultimately I had to give all of my love and attention to this old 3 speed Fireball. First order of business was to upgrade it to a 5 speed to make use of some rare NOS hubs I had, along with the rare Sturmey Twinshift that I built from parts new and old. This has some custom touches obviously. This style of seat would typically find a home on a Columbia bicycle, and the Fireball decal is a modern upgrade, designed to look as though it could have been original. The colour is a rich bronze copper powder that matches the wood grain shifter handles nicely. Have a look at what I started with and you'll see this bike has come a long way.

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  2. OddJob

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    Nice work! Welcome to the 'Finished' Line!
     
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  3. KJV

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  4. JNOACK

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    Thanks Man!!
     
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  5. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster) Pro Member

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    Great job!
     
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  6. JNOACK

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    Thank you sir!
     
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  7. LukeTheJoker

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    Awesome work! Love the powder choice, perfect for the bike!
     
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  8. sdframe

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    Sweet!!!
     
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  9. GuitarlCarl

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    This is one nice ride.
    I love the 3+2 and the clean paint.

    Carl.
     
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  10. kingfish254

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    Awesome build! I love those 3+2 hubs and shifters!
     
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  11. furyus

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    I prefer iron oxide, but must admit your bike looks wonderful. Great job.

    furyus
     
  12. tjwilson

    tjwilson Pro Member

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    Nice clean looking build with great details. Really like the color, decals, shifter and seat.
     
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