don't you agree?
don't you agree?
not banned anymore
^predictable play sir^
i'd roll around town on that.
I'm planning on getting my columbia 3 speed that is very similar back on road soon. We have right around 11-ty billion of those free spirits at our shop for our refugee bike program.
I have my Dad's "Free Spirit" out in the garage.
Feel free to take the shipping caps off the axles as some point.
It looks great, better than most of the conversions I have seen and is probably better put-together than most of them too. This is my mom's old Raleigh:
fixed gear skids while the grandchild is buckled into that carseat looking thing in the back.
huh??? why did you even snap pictures of this bike?
yah, it was a poor joke. i just posted pics because it's sooo ****ty lookin'...and i was bored.
My Dad thought his free spirit was the greatest. so lay off.
oh, okay. that seems less incredibly wrong than that first thing you said.
have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.
want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width
I think this is a cool thread. Post your parents' or grandparents' bikes!
My grandpa had a nice Raleigh touring bike, which he gave to my uncle. If he still has it I may attempt to acquire it next time I'm back in my hometown.
My parents each had mid-80s Peugeot road bikes. My dad sold his (blue) for like $20 at a garage sale and my mom threw hers (maroon, mixte) away because some of the chrome hardware was getting rusty. (wtf?!) I was pissed about it for years until one of my professors gave me this:
I consider it a worthy replacement.
I love the old Free Spirit and if you are bored, you should really take a little time and polish the hell out of that bike for him.
Sears never made their own bikes so contracted out to Raleigh, CCM, and even Austro Daimler / Puch to build bikes for them... my friend has a fixed gear that is built on an Austro Daimler built 531 Free Spirit. I insisted that he keep the Free Spirit decal so people would know they just got dropped by a "crappy" department store road bike.
I don't need no stinking grandparents...
1978 Raleigh Superbe
1933 CCM - This could have belonged to my great grandparents.
Seriously... I miss my grandparents a great deal.