Friday, March 20, 2009

Huffy/Raleigh Rebuild Series #5

All the round things are on. Now I'm sure of it: this is definitely a bicycle.

I was planning to take this photo with just the wheels and fenders on, and have the cranks be in the next one, but I needed to make sure the new old crank axle from eBay was going to fit, and I got a little carried away before I remembered to take a photo. Still to come: brakes, shifter, chain, pedals, grips, baskets.


  1. It's starting to look gorgeous!!! What will you do for grips?

  2. I'm thinking cork. I was going to do the repro Raleigh grips from Harris, but they're a little pricey. I think with a bit of varnish or shellac, the cork will begin to match the brown of the saddle and look pretty sharp.

  3. This looks really good. I'm impressed with the paint job as well.

    Will it get to come along for a Down Townies Ride at some point?

  4. @ Beany: for sure, its purpose was always going to be a grocery/cargo bike, so it's perfect for the Down Townies rides. I've got the Wald rear rack/basket setup that's going to go on it, and I'm hoping it'll debut sometime in April.