[CR]Lenton Tourist Question

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing)

Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 20:45:53 -0500 (EST)
From: <fricker414@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Lenton Tourist Question

Hey Folks-

I've actually found some good info on the Raleigh Lenton Tourist I had asked about here. There's a Yahoo group called "rollbrittania" with a bunch of English bike fans on it. By pure stroke of luck, I discovered this group just as two other members posted messages about their '51 Lenton Tourists. So, we've been exchanging info.

One question I'd like to throw out here though... My Tourist is sans fenders. The original plastic Raleigh "spearpoint" fenders are long gone, and I don't expect to find another set anywhere. Seems to me, my next best bet would be to put on a set of Bluemels. Anyone have any thoughts on which model of Bluemel would be most appropriate, or should I even care? I'm not expecting this bike to be a pure restoration at this point. Maybe later, when I have more time and money, but for now, close is good enough. I am familiar with the Bluemel "Lightweight" and "Popular" models... which would be closest to the original, do you think?


Tim Fricker
Vienna, VA