Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Original Raleigh DL-1


This is the bicycle upon which the Indian Eastman Roadster is based. Extraordinarily laid-back frame angles and a Brooks saddle sprung like a box-spring are intended for unimproved rural roads. The thought of changing a rear flat on this bicycle fills me with dread, but I have read that the trick is to only take out the part of the tube that is punctured, patch it, and reinsert it betwen the rim and tire (tyre?). No SPD clipless bicycle shoes or Spandex are required to ride this machine, but the rod brakes-on-steel-rims are purported to have problems in the rain.Posted by Hello

1 Comments:

Blogger James said...

fixing a flat isn't hard, the back end of the chaincase comes off and you slide the axle out, mudguards on this type of bike are usually attached to the axle so the fender moves with the wheel.
What is a pain in the ass is the two piece plastic chaincase used on some dutch bikes and Pashleys.

May 29, 2005 12:42 AM  

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