I found a nice lugged steel Raleigh Grand Prix frame. Some would convert it into a fixie, and indeed, I thought about it.
After some consideration, I decided to build the bike Raleigh never did......A lightweight get around bike like the Raleigh Sports, onbly with a coaster brake instead of a three speed. I will use a Raleigh cottered crankset from a Superbe, a North Road handlebar with cork grips, a Brooks sprung saddle, and a Sturmey-Archer coaster brake on 27 inch chrome Raleigh rims. I might put a brake up front, but I doubt it.
I don't plan on this bike being a speed demon, just a light easy to ride bike that is effortless to pedal. Hopefully, when I am done, it will appear to be something Raleigh might have produced themselves.
Labels: Bicycle Building