[Classicrendezvous] RE Raleigh Postman (worth buying?)


From: "Hal" <hrudicil@triad.rr.com>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 07:29:42 -0400
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] RE Raleigh Postman (worth buying?)

While the Raleigh Tourist bike pictured on ebay may be of questionable value for buying, I can tell you it sure is a sweet ride. My dad purchased the same bike from a Raleigh Dealing friend of mine in 81. I was too busy then spending my time slaving on fine Italian machines to pay much attention to his bike. I did however install a Huret Multido Odometer on it for him the day we picked it up. He lives out of state now. A few years ago, on a visit, I was having ride withdrawal. His Tourist was the only thing around so I took it for a short 8-10 mile spin. It was sweet comfort to ride. As my big gear grinding days are past, I have thought about that bike, that ride. It sits in his garage unrusted gathering dust, and in pristine condition. I did spot one small moving scratch on it a year or so ago. It has 40-50 miles on the Multido. He's relinquished that the 30 or 40 miles he's put on it is enough training for him, and wants me to have it. Worth buying or not, I can't wait to visit him, knock off the dust, and rev up that Multido. That is one sweet ride.

Hal Rudicil Winston-Salem, NC Having fun before going to work on another beautiful Fall Day.