My friend Tim Joe writes so well I couldn't resist hijacking his comments from my post about the Raleigh Sports and turning them into a guest post. If you haven't read him then I suggest you immediately remedy that situation and go to the trailer park cyclist. If you have here is a little treat I couldn't let languish in the comments section. The pictures are mine but the prose is pure TPC.
Dang, dude, those "after" shots look like they could be in the original catalog. It is an art, I think. Too bad it doesn't pay better.
|An actual Raleigh Catalog shot DL22L at the left|
|The Le Tour in Original form|
I'm running the original 27" front wheel with one of the new gumwall tires you sent me awhile back. I have a pretty good 700c wheel I bought two years ago, a Dimension product, but I don't know...I just love that 27" front end and don't want to change. The spokes are almost rusted through, however, and sooner or later it's gonna cost me some teeth if I don't replace them, or the rim.
|Le Tour in current form aka Little Miss Dangerous|
|A 69er like this Trek has a 29er front wheel and 26" rear wheel|
Oddly enough, while I was pondering all this and reading your latest post I noticed in your "Popular Posts" sidebar your piece about 27 inch rubber and re-read it. Imagine my surprise when I saw a comment by my friend Chris (three-speed) stating with no uncertainty that Sun CR 18 rims were the only choice for a 27 inch replacement rim. I am putting together my yearly $100 (free shipping) order of parts (Niagara Cycles) and they have the rims but no wheels...I would have to build the wheel, something I have never done but because I am crazy I am sure I can do it.
|The Polished Sun CR18 36H beautiful and bullet proof|
|The Son dynamo hub is the cadillac..err. Mercedes of dynamos|
|Full on Rando with Racks the VO Campeur note 3rd bottle cage for Rum|
This can't end well...