Fixed up my Raleigh Portage to ride a couple centuries over a recent weekend. Seattle, WA to Portland, OR in 2 days. It is an 80's touring bike with 650b size wheels, nice long wheelbase, relaxed geometry. Shellac on cork grips and the most broken-in, comfortable Brooks in my collection. Nice original low mileage bike & it performed flawlessly. That black thing behind the front bag is a crow feather from the yard.
love the bikes in this thread , been watching and lurking. figured I should post some of mine, have gotten intot he road bikes of late as a nice diversion. nothing done right now, but here are a few no longer with me.
Schwinn Suburban I bought off the original owner, went to a new home before I even finished detailing it.
nice Vista Esquire,yes I know it's missing some bar tape, :?
70s Columbia, nice rider with all Huret groupo
Got this Beautiful Raleigh Record, scored this and matching ladies version for 5 each at a yard sale out of town. my wife grudgingly let me haul em back home, not too happy about " more bikes " . Cleaned up and sold it same week . I walk in the house and she asks if I sold it. I hold up a Twenty.. she says, that's what you got ? ", happy I got 4 x the money.. I said " there's a few more in there" and tossed her the 100, she tolerated the bikes a little better for a bit after that