This bike is available on ebay and I'm considering it.
My interest is in tinkering and I want something that will look real nice and allow me to customize, restore or upgrade. I'm new to this and have never touched a bike before. I'm even new to riding and I ride a new Trek 7100 Hybrid. I wish I had just bought a used bike now that I know my wish is to tinker. I should have known as all my other hobbies have always turned into tinkering
It's on ebay at
It's a Nuovo Sport. Does anyone know what it's made of? It's listed as a 49 cm. frame. I'm 5'9 - 5'10" and weigh 225. I'm a man but like the women's frames. I suspect it may be a little small for me but it may be a good entry into playing with old bikes and if it's too small I would like to get my money out of it, or at least most of it.
Lastly, I assume this is a plain vanilla type of bike and components are available used on ebay without too much problem. I've been told to stay away from French bikes as components may be harder to get. Is that also the case with Raleighs?
Thanks in advance,