Raleigh Mountain Bike Review

raleigh mountain bike review
    mountain bike
  • a bicycle with a sturdy frame and fat tires; originally designed for riding in mountainous country
  • (Mountain biking) Mountain biking is a sport which consists of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially adapted mountain bikes. Mountain bikes share similarities with other bikes, but incorporate features designed to enhance durability and performance in rough terrain.
  • (Mountain Biking) A designated, rugged, natural surfaced, single track trail that offers a range of riding opportunities.
  • A bicycle with a light sturdy frame, broad deep-treaded tires, and multiple gears, originally designed for riding on mountainous terrain
  • The capital of North Carolina, in the east central part of the state; pop. 276,093
  • capital of the state of North Carolina; located in the east central part of the North Carolina
  • English courtier (a favorite of Elizabeth I) who tried to colonize Virginia; introduced potatoes and tobacco to England (1552-1618)
  • The Raleigh Amtrak Station, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is served by three passenger trains, the Silver Star, Piedmont and Carolinian. The street address is 320 West Cabarrus Street, and is located just to the southwest of downtown Raleigh.
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Raleigh International rear brake stop bridge
Raleigh International   rear brake stop bridge
This is a 1971 Raleigh "International" frame - obviously, with the double-butted 531 tubing stripped to bare metal. The rear brake stop originally may have had a small barrel adjuster, but that had disappeared long before I got the frameset. I decided to enlarge and re-tap the threads to accept this 5 mm. adjuster. This piece was from salvaged from a damaged Shimano Alivio derailleur from the mid 1990s. It is nicely plated steel with a large knurled top which is easy to grasp with cold fingers or even gloved hands and the chrome ferrule on the cable housing fits nicely into the top so the adjuster turns very smoothly. It does look a bit bulky, but it also works better than the original adjuster and that was my goal. The knurled steel should prove more durable than any of the aluminum adjusters I've seen. And most of those have even larger threaded diameters so they would NOT have been a good choice for this application. For a cleaner and more original looking application, some of the small adjusters which were fitted to certain downtube shift levers of the 1950s and 60s seem to fit well into the bridge, and without requiring and modifications to the frame.
Raleigh 01a
Raleigh 01a
A 1973 Raleigh Grand Prix I bought for $5 at a yard sale in Woodstock last summer. It was incredibly dirty and derelict, but I quickly noticed that it was in fact almost unused, and only a victim of neglect. Cleaned it up, converted to a fixie and sold it to a grateful hipster in New York City. This frame was actually made by Raleigh's Dutch subsidiary, Gazelle, and shipped to England to be assembled. It was hard to keep up with demand in the early years of the Bike Boom.

raleigh mountain bike review