I have just recently restored a Raleigh Wayfarer, I was given this bike by a gentleman who came into the shop i work in and asked if anyone restored vintage bikes.
The bike was in very good condition when i got it but it did require a lot of cleaning and was in need of new tyres and grease.
Read on to find out more about this bike and for more pictures
I wanted to keep the bike very original and it has all the original components on it. the only things i have replaced on this bike are the tyres inner brake cables and handlebar tape.
One of the bikes main features is the Brooks saddle and saddle bag. they were not in bad condition so i just gave them a clean up unfortunately the saddle bag is missing its Brooks badge but still suits the bike well and it would not look the same without it.
It also has the original mudguards with reflectors
The Raleigh has a really interesting looking Sturmey Archer shifter with a plastic cover on it that looks really cool. you can see here where i fitted bar tape to replace the knackered old rubber grips. i used bar tape as it was a lot more comfortable.
Overall This bike is a really lovely ride. all of the components on it are original and have been brought back to perfect working condition or replaced where needed. it really is a good looking bike with the white wall tyres against the royal blue.
Thanks for looking. keep looking to see my next bikes