Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-22-05, 08:49 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I work at a major university, and each year the departing kiddies leave all sorts of schwag behind, including bikes. Usually these are junkers; cheapie box-store things. I have rescued and rebuilt several over the years, usually re-selling them back into the "community".

This year, I had my eye on a Raleigh roadster that was sitting behind one of the frat houses minus the front wheel. It had been there all year, never moved. After graduation Friday, I was checking the row (I'm with the police) and saw it was still there. There were a couple of the lads inside, packing up stuff, so I inquired about the bike.
"Oh, that guy graduated a couple of years ago. You're welcome to it if you want it."


This is a Raleigh R-500, a very nice little roadster with butted 7005 tubing, straight RSX components, a Selle Italia saddle, low-end but useable Profile aero bars, Mavic semi-aero wheels (well, one...) and in very good shape. Other than surface rust and a couple of nicks on the frame paint, everything works, and it appears to have hardly been ridden. I had to true up the rear wheel a bit, and there's some surface rust on the exposed steel parts.
A bit of TLC and a new wheel and I figure to be able to ask 4-5 bills for this critter.
Bikewer is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:35 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.