Bicycle built for 5
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: 72.48007W, 41.94016N
Bikes: '94 Mongoose IBOC Comp / '00 Burley Duet w/ Piccolo & D'Lite / '05 Redline Conquest Disc-R
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Treasure, trash, or somewhere in between.
I found an old Raleigh bike 1/4 mile into my commute this morning lying out with the garbage. It felt like 40 lbs as I was shouldering it back home. Being late, I only gave it a quick glance. I don't know anything about older (or even newer) road bikes. It has the Raleigh name in a panel that looks almost like the CoMotion tandems. It says Rampar on the top tube. The joints are fancy...I don't know how else to describe them...no visible welds, just tubes going into (lugs??) with squiggly edges. Can anyone tell me what I've found? Would it be a good frame to convert to a fixed gear commuter? I've wanted to try that for a while. The frame has threaded holes at both tires for fenders, and has a broken rack on it. 10 or 12 speed I think (dinn't count) with top bar friction shifters. The reflectors are huge! 4"x5" front and back, and 12"x1" curved reflectors on the wheels. I will look up specifics at home tonight if that would be helpful to identify the frame. Thanks as always.