Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - burrrrr!
Bikes: 1982 Tomassini, 1963 Peugeot PX10, and eight special issue Canadian lightweights...
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Thought this would be an easy Raleigh ID...
Some people have accused me of being lucky when it comes to finding old bicycles. Generally, what I do to find old bikes has nothing to do with luck. I work hard (well, I used to) to find old bikes, following and combining my How To Find A Vintage Bicycle
procedures. But there are times, and probably lots of them where good old Lady Luck adds here charm to the situation.
On Saturday, my best friend and I were out and about for breakfast, my once a week luxury outing. After breakfast, I said, "Let's do a bit of Yard Sailing", to which he said "OK".
It has been two years since I purposely went Yard Sailing. These days, I get enough bikes without going out and physically beating the bushes. Anyway...
Stopped off at a cash machine, grabbed a hundred bucks, and headed up the road. A few blocks later, we see our first Yard Sale sign. Pulling up in front of the Yard Sale location, I could not help but notice an old bike, a roadster to be precise. As I walked up to the event, I noticed it was an old Raleigh. But what kind?
I asked for identification help in the proper forum, and not one answer. OK, no issue but I am still interested since I really like this old bike. So, unless this thread gets moved, what do I have...
The bike is in great shape and working perfectly, sort of. The light, squeeze horn and even the electric horn all work...
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