Join Date: May 2011
Location: Roanoke, VA
Bikes: 2008 Scott SUB 30, 1981 Miyata Ridge Runner, Dahon Speed 8
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Just bought a Raliegh Sprite 27. I think it's a keeper.
I just brought home a 1976 (?) Raliegh Sprite 27, in a deep metalflake brown, the lady's version. I always likes the old upright Ralieghs, and had a couple over the years. This one looks like it has been in the living room since production, with the original tires still wearing the casting ridges. No rust, a little chrome flaking on the rear rim, but otherwise perfect. Gears and brakes were already adjusted perfectly, and I oiled the chain and derailleur, put some air in the tires and took it out on the Greenway for a spin. eight miles later, I think I'm going to keep this one! Fast enough, really comfortable in a weird, totally upright sort of way, and fun on the corners and climbing the hills. Totally different than the road bike I am usually on, but in a really nice way. The only doubt I have is turning such a pristine example into a daily rider. Any thoughts on this, or suggestions?
Last edited by gdhillard; 08-15-14 at 04:35 PM.