Since everyone posts about bike builds here:
I picked up a Raleigh Pursuit last weekend at a Boy Scout sale for 5 dollars. I don't have photos of it yet, but here's what it features:
27 inch wheels.
additional brake levers that operate from the hoods
quick release skewers on the wheels, with an additional 'catch' to release the front wheel.
tan/brown color scheme. There's a logo on the saddle that says "canyon cycles", possibly the shop that sold it.
The bike appears to be in good shape, aside from dirt, dust, and a gunked up drivetrain. Living where I do I'd regret not having a triple, and if I make it road worthy I'd get standard shifters instead of the downtube ones. I could live with the 27 inch wheels if need be. Is this worth 'pursuing', or not? I think it might make a fine touring bike.
My thanks to Neil F., for calling attention to the bike and guessing that it would probably fit me.