Dead Rats wrote:
Likewise John, I had a series of Raleighs including a Pursuit and a Criterium 501 between the final BMX and the first MTB.
Ahh, I could only dream of a Pursuit or even a Raleigh, a couple of mates had one. Seem to recall I had a 5 speed Royal Enfield purchased second hand. Did Raleigh not do a Vector-esque road bike with the little computer on the top tube? Or did I imagine that?
Hmmm dunno, sounds very 1985 that does!
rode my Pursuit into the ground way after I'd grown out of it. I experimented with TT bars too
and used the 'offcuts' as a central bar extensions (got my Dad to weld them together and make me a clamping assembly). Oh dear! The Criterium was a nice bike, if a bit big at 25" though. Funnily enough I saw a Pursuit in my town centre only yesterday, same year and everything, but converted to fixed
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vintage Brooks Professional saddle | Specialized FACT CX fork | Columbus fork | Reynolds 531 fork | Avid Arch Rival v-brakes | various 700c, 27" and 26" wheels | vintage Weco hubs (fixed/freewheel) | vintage Raleigh ladies frames + lots more!