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    Cottered Crank Amesja's Avatar
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    Picked up a Raleigh Pursuit

    Was out yesterday picking up a Raleigh LTD-3 and the person was also selling a Raleigh Pursuit. I'm not into road bikes but it looked kind of cute and the person was moving out of the country so I figured I'd take them both. I paid $60 which was probably too much but the frame looked in pretty nice shape and it was wearing new-looking Gatorskins so I guess the tires are almost worth it right there.



    I'm sure I can fix it up really nice and flip it when it starts getting warm for something like $100-150 in the Chicago area. Maybe more as some of the hipsters in town go gaga over vintage iron. It had a mismatched wheel up front -looked like a replacement but I don't recognize the brand. I've got a matching Araya 27x1-1/4 hanging in the garage I picked up at a sale.

    I haven't owned a Road Bike in so long I suppose I should ride it around a little bit just to remind myself why I don't ride road bikes.

    Should I convert to down-tube shifters or just leave it with the stem-shifters when I'm cleaning and fixing it up? People seem to salivate all over down-tube shifters.

    At the very least I think I've got enough project bikes in the garage now to last me well into the spring selling season.
    '74 Raleigh Carlton Competition w/ Ultegra | '97 Trek 720 Singletrack CX-er w/ 105 | '64 Raleigh LTD-3 modernized w/ all alloy components |'69 Raleigh Twenty | '54 Raleigh Sports

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amesja View Post
    Should I convert to down-tube shifters or just leave it with the stem-shifters when I'm cleaning and fixing it up? People seem to salivate all over down-tube shifters.
    I think the only reason people tend to salivate over the DT shifters is because they typically meant a mid-to-upper range quality bike, as opposed to one that is entry level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junk083 View Post
    I think the only reason people tend to salivate over the DT shifters is because they typically meant a mid-to-upper range quality bike, as opposed to one that is entry level.
    Exactly
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