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    hello hello!

    I recently bought my first bike since i was twelve, a vintage raleigh cruiser bike that i just fell in love with at a second-hand bike shop, in surprisingly good condition.

    Despite my initial trepidation i have been finding biking around the city much less scary than expected, and i feel like a day without a bike ride is a day wasted!

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    Hello kirsten, how old is your Raleigh? Do you have photos?

    Welcome to BF!

    East Hill

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    TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...

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    i have no clue!

    I don't have a picture of it yet...but it has three "speeds", and the mechanism to change them says "sturmey archer". I love it...the only trouble is it's pretty hard to pedal if i'm faced with even the slightest incline!

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    It sounds like a lovely old Raleigh 3 speed, with a Sturmey Archer hub. The Classic & Vintage forum folks would like to see your Raleigh when you have time to get some photos .

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    Congrats on the new Raleigh, they are fantastic bicycles.

    Welcome to BF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirsten View Post
    I don't have a picture of it yet...but it has three "speeds", and the mechanism to change them says "sturmey archer". I love it...the only trouble is it's pretty hard to pedal if i'm faced with even the slightest incline!
    There's an excellent remedy for the problem: replacing the rear cog which probably has 18 teeth with a cog that has 20+ teeth. This makes all the gears more useful. A fairly easy job, requiring removal and replacement of a snap ring and possibly adding a link to the chain. Details available for the asking in the Classic&Vintage forum.

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