This is the official start of a themeorific May! This week’s theme is Raleigh; I know April seemed like Raleigh month what with all the mothballed and mildewed Raleighs we saw, but alas, it was not.
A fitting start to the festivities is none other than the winner of OTSOTM February 2009, Mark G and his 1980 Raleigh Competition GS. This time around, Mark went with an old timey look for his OTS. Seriously though, white tires! Is that really necessary?
This bike obsession is getting out of control. Spending far too much time scouting the area for old ten speeds to fill the fix. Got lucky with this one…spotted it on on Craigslist and drove almost two hours to pick it up. It’s a beauty, although the previous owner really screwed with the rear wheel/rim/hub. Had to comb a bunch of places to get it back to it’s true ten-speed glory albeit with additional front LED bullet light and an LED blinkie in the back in place of the reflectors. Need help with the year? Thinking maybe around 1980???