an old Raleigh Record I got from a neighbor for 35 bucks. Not sure
on the year, I would assume early 80's. I came home from school
for the summer and noticed a few people riding around on old road
bikes they had stripped down and painted. I did some research and
figured out what was going on and low and behold the old bike has
a purpose. It sat in my basement for at least 4 years and who knows
how long before that but it seemed to be in pretty good shape. I
put new handlebars, seat, brake lever/cable, grips, tires and tubes
on it. The first time I rode it it even had spider webs in the wheels
still. I got a 18 tooth single speed bmx sprocket in the back and
wrapped my chain around the larger of the two crank sprockets. Its
still a work in progress but I wanted to post the working bike.
I included both "before" and "after' pictures.
from Kansas City, Missouri.