Welcome to the Frugal Average Bicyclist!
The internet is full of sites with competitive cyclists talking about all the most expensive new gear, not here. This is a place for the low budget rider who loves to ride but will probably never be a pro level rider. This is a place for the riders who do not have a lot to spend or are not allowed to spend too much on cycling and remain married. All bike types are welcome: road bikes, mountain bikes, recumbent bikes, comfort bikes, hybrid bikes, unicycles…. The goal here is to help you keep cycling on a budget, and we will be throwing in a bit of humor too.
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Here are some scans of the 1988 catalog from Raleigh bikes. Lotta neat bikes in there. Catalog including front and back covers is 44 pages. Lots of useful specs if you are trying to make a bike full stock. Great look back in history. Enjoy:
FAB Definition of Bicycle – a glorious two-wheeled, pedal-propelled steed of love. Also called a bike, it has handlebars for steering, a saddle for your butt, and pedals for pedaling. Not only is it a great green form of transportation, but it is also a great source of exercise and can be a social toolContinue reading “Bicycle Definition – The good one”
This is a great item for anyone interested in vintage bicycles, especially English bicycles. Have a look at this cool vintage look sign: It is made of metal and painted to look old. I think they did a pretty good job with it. Size 11.8 x 7.8” Has a hole in each corner for hanging,Continue reading “Raleigh English Bicycles Sign Metal”
I decided I wanted to finally try tubeless with my Surly, so I needed to find some silver tubeless compatible rims. I found the best selection of silver road wheels at Velomine. My Surly ended up being a not Shimano bike so I decided on a wheelset with made in USA Velocity A23 rims, madeContinue reading “Velocity A23 Road Wheelset Silver Miche Hubs Review”
I’ve decided to go tubeless with my Surly Cross Check as I’m trying to make it a super comfortable ride. Since I’m frugal I decided to shop around and ran into the Torchbearer tires by American Classic. These are only $35 each on Amazon and meet all my needs. Take a look: The Good AllContinue reading “American Classic Torchbearer Tubeless Ready Tires 700x32C Review”
The Raleigh Sports is one of the most iconic bicycle models ever made. These were made in their legendary manufacturing facility in Nottingham England. It was made for a very long time, so long I’ve not yet been able to determine for sure when they started making them. The earliest reference I have found soContinue reading “Raleigh Sports Bicycle Guide and History”
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