I have just bought another bike. I promised myself I wouldn't, but out of all my old bikes the one I really miss is my old Dawes Galaxy; when another, more affordable tourer came up at a good price, I had to take the plunge.
However, this takes me away from my twin goals of world harmony and fewer bikes.
So these things are up for sale. Proceeds after my delivery costs will go to the DEC Haiti appeal
. It's out of the news now, but still a very bad situation. They need the money more than me!
The prices are high, but I will accept offers; the highest offer will get the item. I would Ebay these, but I don't do Ebay. Payment by bank transfer or cheque please.
1. 1958 Raleigh Lenton frame and forks.
531 frame. This takes 27 x 1 1/4 wheels. and has had a fresh, professional powdercoat in a classy dark green. I was going to build up a bike like the Pashley Guv'nor for someone last year, but the powdercoater took months and months to sort out the powdercoating, and then I got ill, and then it was months ago, so it's here. 23" frame, £140 posted.
2. 197? Raleigh Super Course frame and forks.
Or at least, that's what I think it is. It's a lightweight, but not an exceptional one. Plenty good enough for the club run though. Powdercoated in the same green as the Lenton and a rare size for an older bike. 20.5". £95 posted.
3. 1990ish Raleigh Nevada bike polo machine.
It's got Van Schotthorst stainless rims, and has been converted to fixed gear use by me. The bike will come with a pair of new tyres. You could actually ride through another bike with this! £120 posted.
4. 1949 Raleigh Sports
. Ladies frame, step through design. Classy and practical. An original 1940s machine, so quite rare. 21", so small for an antique. Perfect for a shortish lady. £130 posted.
5. 1952 Phillips step through frame.
There is a complete bike to follow, but I haven't built it yet; it needs more work than I thought it did and I'm busy!