A personal masterpiece: Raleigh Sprite 3-speed conversion with retro lights!
This is it, my most finicky and obsessive bike project thus far: a 3-speed conversion of a 1980s Raleigh Sprite with LED-equipped vintage lampset. My Motobecane city bike project was considerably higher end, but it wasn't done by my hands and, crucially, doesn't have a lighting system. It's been a full year in the making (I ordered the wheelset on April 27, 2011), but most of the time was spent developing the LED lighting system. First, a bit of history: Canadian-made Raleigh Sprites are…
Raleigh Sports DL22L 3 speed Ladies bicycle (1974?)
A couple years ago a friend was clearing out his garage in anticipation of a remodel. Knowing I was a bike nut he offered me a pair of 3 speeds that he and his wife had once ridden while living in Boston. I was looking for a project I could quickly turn around and sell and thought one of the 3 speeds would fit the bill. The men's 3 speed (DL22) had a broken shift cable so I went with the Ladies version. My mistake was thinking aloud the term "quick turn around" the bike gods ears must have…
Gold 69 Raleigh and 79 Typhoon
Here are some pics of my cherished 3 speeds. The gold one is a 1969 Raleigh Sports "All-Gold Edition" in beautiful un-restored original condition. The tires and seat are new but everything else is as it was in 1969. The seat is a new Brooks Leather Saddle. Fitting to the bike. We have a Raleigh dealer here in Asheville that has been in business since 1896 (yes 1896) so the local yard sales are always turning up old Raleigh's. The Schwinn is a 1979 Schwinn Typhoon. It is my daily rider. It…
A fresh start for a '38 Raleigh - Bike Forums
Classic & Vintage - A fresh start for a '38 Raleigh - Some of you may recall the 60s Raleigh Superbe I picked up for a flip a while ago. The seller was a big lanky lad who had purchased it from an old blue-haired lady at a garage sale a few weeks prior. At first glance, it looked like a pre-70s bike with a few
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