Retro bicycle

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This is it, my most finicky and obsessive bike project thus far: a 3-speed conversion of a 1980s Raleigh Sprite with LED-equipped vintage lampset. My Motobecane city bike project was considerably higher end, but it wasn't done by my hands and, crucially, doesn't have a lighting system. It's been a full year in the making (I ordered the wheelset on April 27, 2011), but most of the time was spent developing the LED lighting system. First, a bit of history: Canadian-made Raleigh Sprites are…

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Joga Soebroto
Commuter Bike, Commuter Bicycle, Classic Bikes, Touring Bike, Old Bikes, Urban Bike, Urban Bicycle, Cool Bike Accessories, Retro Bike

Eric Estlund is a very much a classicist, respecting the traditional methods when it comes to frame building. His latest build was contracted by a professional musician and draws inspiration from the volute — the scroll found on the head of the violin. The volute is a spiral-like ornament that can be found in many…

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Mark Harris
Ryan's Rebuilds: Raleigh Sports DL22L 3 speed Ladies bicycle (1974?) Retro, Vintage, Mtb Bicycle, Raleigh Bikes, Classic Bikes, Raleigh Bicycle, Road Bike Cycling, Road Bike Women, Bike Style

A couple years ago a friend was clearing out his garage in anticipation of a remodel. Knowing I was a bike nut he offered me a pair of 3 speeds that he and his wife had once ridden while living in Boston. I was looking for a project I could quickly turn around and sell and thought one of the 3 speeds would fit the bill. The men's 3 speed (DL22) had a broken shift cable so I went with the Ladies version. My mistake was thinking aloud the term "quick turn around" the bike gods ears must have…

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Jaimee Drew