Monday, February 14, 2011
1973 Coffee Sports
Darrell from Illinois sends some pictures of a very pristine looking 1973 Raleigh Sports. He says:
Mr. Bean is my third Raleigh Sports. I bought the bike on eBay from a gentleman in Massachusetts. It was in pretty nice condition when I received it, but I went over the bike completely to assure its mechanical condition. I cleaned the bottom bracket and headset and replaced all the ball bearings throughout. I bought a NOS Sturmey Archer Dyno Hub and laced it into a stock steel rim and wired it to a vintage Miller headlight. For comfort, I put on a new Brooks Flyer Special in Brown to complement the bike’s color. A Pletscher rack was added to the back for small packages or a trunk bag. I’m looking forward to a nice ride when I take Mr. Bean to the Lake Pepin Three Speed Tour this year.
This bike will be a welcome addition to the Lake Pepin Tour. Thanks Darryll!