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
Love the idea of DIY tri bars. Hope you used hose clamps on them somewhere.
The Raleigh road bike with the computer may well be a figment of my imagination. Just spent 40 useful minutes on google looking for evidence...