My Raleigh is good to go with spiffy new tires. They didn’t really need changing; I just wanted to dress it up. These are the same tires I have on the Schwinn and I really love them.
Flickr and LovelyBicycle have been big inspirations in the vintage bicycle department. Putting the Schwalbe Delta Cruisers (28 x 1 1/2 from DereksCyclesOnline but I’ve since seen them on Flying Pigeon for a bit less) on this bike isn’t quite as simple as the Schwinn. One of the shoe clips was a little bent and, once it was fixed, the front tire was no big deal. The back tire is a different story. I would hate to have to change that innertube on the side of the road somewhere. I’m counting on the bike and tires being as indestructible as I’ve read. Otherwise, I need to keep a diagram and cheat sheet in the tool bag. Since it was slipping in second, I took this opportunity to play with the gear cable until it was tight enough.
I was confused when ordering the Pletscher rear rack, it won’t work on this bike, bit it fits the collegiate, so it wasn’t a loss.
I’ve had the basket for a while, but the Crane Suzu lever bell ($16.49 at BikeZilla) is new.
A tool roll from Anhaica Bag Works just cause.
Union block pedals (9/16) and rear reflector from Yellow Jersey, where just about everything I need to maintenance/ repair this bike can be found.
If you haven’t guessed, this post is mainly a place for me to remember vendors and tips I used, also a really nice Saturday afternoon.