Ive got a couple of Raleigh Phasers. I built one up to be a MTB and another to be a BMX styled bike.
I had a Raleigh Clipper when I was young and wanted another.
They have a 15" frame. Originally came with 24X1 3/8" wheels.
But I changed to MTB wheels with 24X175 tyres on the Gold bike and too wide, even though Ive swaged the frame, 24X195 on the silver bike.
I have 170 cranks on both. Not had ground clearance problems on them. Ive done a lot of miles on Goldbike. A lot of offroading. Im 5 foot 8inch or 1.7metre tall. I do find they are a bit cramped to ride. Seats high enough but bars need further away.
Only time I had ground clearance issues on that bike
Ive got a 26" wheeled version of that bike. But the frame seems the same dimensions and geometry.
Ive got a rat problem in my garage. They chewed the ski grips on silver bike, and the grips and computer buttons on Gold bike.
So I put a few bikes out in my back yard, roped and wired together. The kids couldnt steal the bikes quickly. So they took the saddles from Gold bike and 2 others.
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