Ideally astranaut you want a pair of Cheng shin snakebelly tyres on that, but failing that I think some grifters came with the red lines. Although if it's gumwalls you want... These should fit the bill!
I think we also need to see how you look on the bike. I remember buying a 24" wheel bomber, and although I could ride it my eldest thought I was trying to get a job as a clown in the circus, right before she claimed it for herself, much like I suspect your daughter has done.
Found the Ever Ready rear light and bashed that on, also fitted innertubes that hold air. And replaced the inner brake cables as they were starting to fray at the lever end, last thing I want is my daughter or me steaming into a wall, weight of this thing the wall would come off worse
Just need to find a pair of front wheel nuts the right size, local bike shop qont help unless I take them the wheel so will have to wait until a week Monday on my day off.
Mechanically all good now, Halfords couldn't help with a wheel nut so I liberated one off my brothers Raleigh Chipper thats been in his garage untouched forever, although now I've remembered its there i may restore that for the boy when he's older. Rides really nice to be fair, definitely better than the wel used one i had a few years ago
I've normally hated Grifters and been a Chopper guy, but the prices they go for now is ridiculous. The last Grifter I had was a bit of a nail, and I really couldn't be bothered spending 200 restoring a 100 bike once done, this rides like a new albeit incredibly weighty bike. And I like the fact its a bit different being a Super
When I were a lad in around '96, knocking around on my first bike (Ammacco Exterminator) my mate Dan had a Grifter XL (we all knew he was lying about his hike having gears cos it only had one cog ) our dads got us all the bike stuff that came out for what at the time was a new Batman film or series from McDonalds. Perusing ebay the other day and 3 full sets still in the packets popped up on ebay for £6 delivered, so the Grifter got a set and the boys balance bike, he'll want them moving onto his Tomahawk when he's bigger. Took me right back to keeping my favourite hotwheels in the storage box and the mirrors being absolutely useless
The mirrors aren't sided, the stalks are straight so hence my comment about being useless
Another addition, 5 quid tip shop find, stuck some of my spare Batman stuff on it. My mate Martin had one as a kid, his had wheel discs on though. Hopefully the daughter will ride it, have to find a Raleigh Lizard now to go with it for me
Well they've both gone, I'm moving in with my grandad shortly so we can save to get on the property ladder, and he had no storage. He will have not long after I move in but he doesn't know that yet. So need to thin the herd. Grifter went after someone put an offer in on ebay well in excess of what I thought it might sell for, and the green Raleigh went to a little girl who's bike had been stolen, was only too happy to provide her with another. I have been buying bikes,mainly on whims that I'll do something with them, I'll photo a couple of them tomoro.
Picked up these 2 from a garage clearance on Facebook, wanted the Raleigh and got the Coventry Eagle with it, but by the time I got them home, I'd changed opinions. The Raleigh is a nice bike and clearly hasn't had much use, cleaned up ok and got it all lubed up, but it weighs a ton, so I'm going to flog it. The surprise was the Coventry, which I'm assuming is a low end bike, but it rides so nicely it's unbelievable for what is a 30 year old unloved bike. It has a full Shimano LX group set, which all works brilliantly, all I've done is wash the muck off and WD40 it. It's incredibly light as well. Anyone got any info on them? It's so 90s and crappy I love it
Add another Raleigh to the fold that I found at a local transport festival, covered in dust and grease. Luckily my brother was displaying his Capri there, so not only did he bring it back for me the wife didn't even see me buy it rides really nice, don't think it's been used a lot, and isn't as heavy as other Raleighs I've had from this period, I'm guessing this is a late 80s or early 90s effort.