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    Rode my age on this

    Didn't feel right not riding my age before posting. I only had to do fifty. The bike is fifty-three! I didn't set any records for speed though.
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    It reminds me of the type of bike I had when I was around 15. and that was 45 years ago. Think I ride my age on it then and it killed me.

    Well done but do it with a bit more comfort next time. That frame is made for a front basket to put your snacks in.
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    Lovely bike. Perfect background for the photo. Great accomplishment. Just in case you haven't heard about the Lake Pepin three-speed bicycle tour, this might be right up your alley. I'd love to do it myself:

    http://www.3speedtour.com/
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    Alright! I love it when bikes like this get to see some miles. Good for you.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    It reminds me of the type of bike I had when I was around 15. and that was 45 years ago. Think I ride my age on it then and it killed me.

    Well done but do it with a bit more comfort next time. That frame is made for a front basket to put your snacks in.
    I purchased the bike from the son of the original owner who was 15 whe he got it in 1954. That is the comfortable saddle I've ever had it is only from the 60's, the bike rides very well, I feel I might have had a metric in me if I started earlier. Next week I'll do it on 30lb. bike instead of a 40+. BTW I wish I could go to the Pepin or ABCE someday. Thanks for the compliments.
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    Congrats on a good ride!

    It would appear from the photo that the bike would be a 3-speed model and heavy. Riding 50 miles on that bike would be, for me anyway, quite a challenge. Well done!

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    Your bike is older than mine.
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    Oh man, does that bike take me back. My neighnor had the ladies version back in 56. When I was tall enough, she let me ride it. I remember how fast that bike seemed compared to my balloon tire monster. I was convinced Raleigh made the finest bikes. I finally bought my own Raleigh in the early 70s. I almost bought a later version of the Sport, but the LBS dealer talked me into a 10 speed Record instead.
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