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    Senior Member Junk083's Avatar
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    1972 Raleigh DL-1L

    I am considering this bike as a purchase for my mom. I can get it for $100. Thoughts?





    The original Brooks is included, but is kinda crusted out and is beginning to tear through some rivets along the back:


    She wants something with an IGH, though is also considering something modern like a Trek Pure or Raleigh Retroglide for simplicity.

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    Is the fork messed up? It looks weird. Just remember it won't brake well in the rain. It also won't be good if your mom is really short.
    Fwiw- I love dl1s. $100 is a great price, even if you need to replace the fork- at least as long as everything else is okay.
    Last edited by kiwigem; 04-27-12 at 05:53 PM.

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    If everything but the saddle is good, go for it. They are by and large worth the trouble.

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    You had better purchase it quickly. It will not last long, at that price. The last two I sold were very similar and went for close to $500 each plus another couple of hundred for shipping.



    Great bike to ride around town, in case you are interested.
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    What sort of environment (flat, hilly, etc.) is the Tourist designed for?

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