Evening all. I have just discovered this forum after googling 'Raleigh Criterium', and see I missed out on one for sale on here in October
Anyway, a bit of my history. I have owned a few racers; a Peugeot, Carlton and Raleigh Elite (I think it was called). Next I bought a nearly new Criterium in about '90/'91 at the age of about 16. Unfortunately it was sold when I hit the road with 4 wheels at the age of 17. Various mountain bikes have come and gone since.
Recently I got thinking about my old bike. Then I clicked that I'd sold it to the local plod in my parents village. Cutting a long story short, I got rather excited about the concept that maybe he'd kept it, left it in the corner, and I could buy it back for peanuts. Some digging later, and it transpires he 'took it to the tip' a few years ago. Fantastic. Inevitable it was no longer around I guess, after a 20+ year period, but being weighed in seemed a real shame.
Since this disappointment, I've been doing lots of digging around, to see if I can find another to have a play with. Seems not!
If anyone knows of any, let me know; I'd be over the moon to own another.