I bought a Raleigh Sports today at MMRB's 3-speed sale. The bike needs a seat and tire work before I can ride it. I'll even do a little more. I don't have any plans to make it look like a showroom beauty. I want a rider.
I recently bought some Lauterwasser bars from Soma Fab. I may install them on this bike -- the bars need to go somewhere.
Why do all these old bikes that have lived undisturbed in garages have hair wrapped around the pedal spindles? It's a little gross. Click on that photo to see a large version of ugly.
Someone used a shoestring to keep the hub shell clean. What are those things called? A hub shiner? That sounds dirty.
I really want a pair of Panaracer Col de la Vie tires for this. Who has them in stock? I should just go to Hiawatha and have them order a pair for me. I've been thinking of a bike just like this for a couple years and Panaracer Col de la Vie tires have been part of my vision all along. Without them, I have failed this bike.