Steve P is back, and this time he’s showing off his son Jakob’s 1985ish Raleigh Pursuit. When I was 12, all I wanted was sweet red road bike like this, but alas! due to the gravel roads that surrounded me, I had to settle for a “first generation” Schwinn Crisscross. Which, as I have mentioned before, led to my aversion to flat bars on road bikes, but strangely had no affect on my love of knobby 27ers/700Cs! And yes, I still own my Crisscross.
My name is Steve P. and this is my son Jakobs bicycle,
We think it’s a 1985 model but aren’t positive, It is however a Raleigh Pursuit that we picked up for him this summer. Jakob just turned twelve and is becoming quite the cyclist.
We cleaned, greased and adjusted everything, added the Continentals, new seat, bar wrap, single lever brake handles and new lever hoods and he and I have been riding together constantly this year with our longest rides being a weekly 26 mile round trip on the beautiful Gateway trail here in the Twin cities.
He and his sister are the only kids at their elementary school with road bikes (I’ll post hers soon). It’s awesome now that he’s big enough and strong enough to ride with me, I’ve put on more miles this year than the last five combined.
Thanks Steve and Jakob