Raleigh Sprite Mixte
I found this bicycle poking out of the garbage pile at my old apartment. At first I saw just some 27" wheels and decided to investigate so I could obtain some spare parts for my 10 speed.
I was shocked to find a beautiful Raleigh Sprite in need of some parts and TLC.
The frame was a little small for me, but fits my girlfriend so I spent the last year rebuilding it. Since this photo was taken I've changed out the seat to a more comfortable one that she bought last year.
I took a fair bit of time stripping it down and restoring the metal since it's such a pretty bike and the components where in great condition. I'm still new to the whole restoration process, and I'll post some more pics if I can.
It's geared as a 5-speed and rides wonderfully - I almost wish it fit me.
Last edited by Novakane; 05-03-08 at 03:58 PM.
Nice looking bike, you did a good job on it!
Include it in the Mixte thread HERE
Can't seem to bring up the pic of your sprite mixte, but just found one myself. Covered with dust
in a thrift for $25, i couldn't believe it in was totally unridden condition. It's a great ride, nothing
presumptuous, just a simple 5 spd that goes fast in high and climbs easy in low, glides like a gull.
These bikes are under-rated, very durable and reliable without all the extraneous stuff to break
on 'modern hi-tech' bikes.