That headtube puts my KHS to shame.Raleigh Butcher's Bike.
Like I need more bikes, but have an issue with unique old frames.
I just can't stop myself.
View attachment 104529 Raleigh Rodeo.
Toasted seat and shifter replaced. I reached out to a muscle bike listing on Kijiji to see if he had Xtra
parts. He had the shifter, I had the original mounting
plate. He offered another style banana seat as well too. 20x1 3/8 tires will get on the road.
The old 1930/40s chair may give up it's hide for seat recovers. It's also English and and the material is called Rexine. UK version of Naugahyde
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A few updates to my '70 Sports.....Picked up this 1970 Raleigh Sports a few weeks ago.View attachment 111607 View attachment 111608 View attachment 111609
Had lots of rust and needed adjustments/tweaks.
Just about all of the rust came off with a lot of scrubbing.
Adjusted gears,brakes...new tubes and whitewalls.
Original Brooks saddle (B72) tip broke off but I saved
the bag. Rides really nice and going to be my daily rider.
I'm not home, but will be happy to post pictures of the rod brakes and light when I get home tomorrow.@jimbo53 I am begging you for more pictures, specifically the rod actuated front brakes and the headlight..and is that another brake on the chain stay Also controlled by the same lever?
And when you upload, could you hit full image instead of thumnail? Makes them easier to view and zoom.